Hurricanes Hit Both American Coasts

Hurricanes Hit Both American Coasts
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La Ceiba, Honduras, September 4, 2007—A palm tree sways during heavy rain as Hurricane Felix approaches the city. (See a map of Honduras).

Felix made landfall in northern Nicaragua and coastal Honduras as a Category 5 storm with winds up to 160 miles (260 kilometers) an hour, before weakening into a tropical storm.

The storm tore off the roofs of houses, uprooted trees and killed four people in Nicaragua, Reuters reported.

Even though it has now weakened to a tropical storm, Felix is expected to dump up to 25 inches (64 centimeters) of rain on Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

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