Felix comes ashore: Category 5’s back to back

Posted By on September 4, 2007

FelixHurricane Felix hit the Caribbean coast of Central America hard today with Category 5 winds of 160 miles hour and heavy rains. The coastal area of Nicaragua is primarily rural with many shallow water areas before the elevation changes in to steep hills which pose a serious mudslide danger. The life threatening winds and heavy rains sent thousands fleeing for their safety as it destroyed homes and flooded low-lying areas. This is the second Category 5 storm to hit central American this year; the first time two Category 5 hurricanes have ever hit in one season. (see Dean)

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