The category four hurricane hit the town of Haulover at around 10.40pm eastern time on Monday (3.40am GMT Tuesday).
Nicaraguan officials said that by Sunday about 1,500 people, nearly half of them children, had been evacuated in the country’s northeast, including everyone in Cayo Miskito. Authorities said 83,000 people in that region are in danger
Hurricane Iota has made landfall on the coast of Nicaragua,Hurricane Iota hit 15 miles south from where the devastating Hurricane Eta struck earlier in the month killing at least 200 people.
Hurricane Iota has made landfall on the coast of Nicaragua with winds of up to 155mph, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has said.
The category four hurricane hit the town of Haulover at around 10.40pm eastern time on Monday.
forecasters have warned of a “life-threatening storm surge” as well as “catastrophic winds, flash flooding and landslides”.
In neighbouring Honduras, compulsory evacuations began before the weekend and by Sunday night 63,500 people were reported to be in 379 shelters just in the northern region, while the whole country remains on high alert.