Hurricane Eta slams into Nicaragua, grinds inland


MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The heart of powerful Hurricane Eta has moved ashore in Nicaragua with devastating winds and rains that had already destroyed rooftops and caused rivers to overflow.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the hurricane had sustained winds of 110 mph, down from an overnight peak of 150 mph. Even before it made landfall, Honduras reported the first death after a mudslide trapped a 12-year-old girl in San Pedro Sula.

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Tuesday afternoon, the Category 4 hurricane was still on the coast, about 25 miles south-southwest of coastal Puerto Cabezas or Bilwi.