Weather Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (November 16, 2020)

Location: Throughout the country

Event: Hurricane Iota is expected to make landfall as a category five storm on the northern Caribbean coast of Nicaragua on the evening of November 16. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Iota is expected to produce catastrophic winds, extreme rainfall, and a life-threatening storm surge. In addition, heavy rainfall from Iota could lead to dangerous inland flooding and landslides across northern Nicaragua.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor the progress of this system because additional watches or warnings could be issued.
  • All U.S. citizens should ensure that they have adequate food, water, fuel and prescription medications on hand at all times as part of their standard emergency preparedness plan.
  • For more information or to monitor the development of this system, please visit the National Hurricane Center website at, and follow the advice of local authorities as provided on the SINAPRED website:


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