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Tropical Storm Iota headed to Honduras, flood warnings still issued for Belize

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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2020. 8:52 pm CST.

By BBN Staff:The latest Tropical Weather Update says that as of 6:00 p.m. Tropical Storm Iota was centered near latitude 13.7N, longitude 86.9W, or about 35 miles southeast of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Tropcial Storm Iota, previously a Category 5 Hurricane, was moving to the west at 12mph with maximum sustained winds of 50mph.

The National Meteorological Service of Belize (Met Service) said that it is closely monitoring the progress of this system and there is the potential for more flooding over Belize this week.

“A Flood Warning is in effect for the Belize, Cayo, Stann-Creek, and Toledo Districts, as heavy rainfall from Iota will continue to affect the country over the next few days,” the Met Service said.

The Met Service also advised residents in the Belize River Valley and downstream to the coast to remain vigilant as rising floodwaters move downstream to the coast. There is also a small craft warning in effect for coastal waters of the country.

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