Hurricane Iota is now a Category 5 storm as it approaches Central America, days after Hurricane Eta

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FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the U.S. east coast as seen from the International Space Station. Astronaut Alexander Gerst, who shot the photo, tweeted: “Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It’s chilling, even from space.” (Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA via AP)

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Hurricane Iota is now a Category 5 storm as it approaches Central America, days after Hurricane Eta.

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