November is here and although parts of our country have seen snow already, it is hurricane season until November 30th. Currently Hurricane Eta, which just tied a record for the most named storms in a single season, is intensifying and heading for Central America. According to the National Hurricane Center, ”Storm models show Eta moving through very warm oceanic waters causing forecasters to predict rapid intensification in strength before it makes landfall around Nicaragua sometime early Tuesday. Eta is expected to become a Category 4 major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph before hitting the coast, but the strength is predicted to fade fast once Eta starts cutting into the mainland.”
Eta is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds, flash flooding and landslides across portions of Central America. Heavy rainfall is also expected, with Nicaragua and Honduras forecast to get the worst of it, with 10 to 25 inches of rain and some isolated areas seeing up to 35 inches of rain.