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Central America bracing as hurricane approaches

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Central America bracing as hurricane approaches


People across much of Central America are bracing for potentially the most violent storm in almost a decade. Homeowners in Honduras are doing what they can to protect their properties while those who have not been able to flee to safer areas have been stocking up on supplies. Up to 40,000 people have been evacuated to storm shelters and others have flown out of the region altogether.

Felix is barrelling across the Carribean is expected to make landfall in the coming hours. Several countries including Honduras are in its path. The category five hurricane’s winds have been recorded at 240/ kph but forecasters warn they could get stronger. Coastal areas may also be hit by a storm surge of up to 6 metres. Many tourists in the region have opted to cut short their holidays. Felix has revived painful memories of hurricane Mitch which tore across Central America in 1998, killing some 10,000 people.

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