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In an alert bulletin released 13 November, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Tropical Storm Lota is expected to strengthen and become a major hurricane as it approaches the coast of Central America, with a risk of violent wind and torrential rains over parts of Nicaragua and Honduras from 14 November, and especially 15 and 16 November.

Lota was 499 km south-east of Kingston, Jamaica, heading west-southwest at a speed of 11 km / h, with winds of 56 km / h, 13 November.

According to the same source, flash floods causing landslides and flooding are expected until 18 November in parts of Haiti, Jamaica, as well as along the southwest coast of the Republic Dominican on 19 November.

The spokeswoman for the Civil Protection of Honduras (Copeco) announced that forced evacuations with the intervention of the army and the police were ordered in the area of ​​San Pedro Sula.

We remind you that the Eta storm, having made landfall in Bilwi on 3 November, left more than 200 dead and missing, including 150 in Guatemala and 60 in Honduras.

Ongoing disturbances and severe weather is to be expected over the next few days.

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