November 6, 2020–Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America earlier this week, with winds reaching more than 140 mph. Due to challenges faced by by the U.S. Air Force Reserve and NOAA observation aircraft, it is unknown weather the storm was a Category 4 or Category 5. Early reports indicate damage across Nicaragua and Honduras, including devastating flooding and mudslides. Now, Eta is expected to track toward Florida and restrengthen into a Tropical Storm by early next week.
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November 3, 2020–The U.S. National Hurricane Center is calling Hurricane Eta–now nearing Nicaragua with 150+ mph winds–“extremely dangerous,” and reports that “a life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, flash flooding and landslides are expected across portions of Central America.” Eta is expected to make landfall later today.
Operation USA is monitoring the storm and preparing to send aid however we are able in its aftermath. OpUSA has previously worked in Nicaragua on several relief projects, including a major response effort after Hurricane Mitch devastated the country in 1999. Your donations at this time enable us to provide aid, both in-kind supplies and cash grants, where it is needed most. Thank you for your support. Give now at give.opusa.org.