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Last year's hurricane season, the busiest on record, was only the second time the Greek alphabet was used to name storms as the standard list of names had been exhausted by mid-September. It will also be the last year this happens.
A marine warning remains in effect for the Cayman Islands through Tuesday and Wednesday as Hurricane Iota continues to move inland through Central America.
PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hurricane Iota sent zinc roofing flying into the streets, toppled electricity poles and flayed palm trees as it battered northeastern Nicaragua on Tuesday.
Hurricane Iota strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane Monday afternoon as it approached the Nicaraguan coast.
A marine warning is in effect for the Cayman Islands Monday as Hurricane Iota continues to strengthen in the Caribbean.
Forecasters say hurricane Iota is expected to strengthen into a major category 4 hurricane within the next 24 hours as it approaches Central America.