CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE FELIX MAKES LANDFALL
This NOAA satelite image shows Category 5 Hurricane Felix as it makes landfall in Nicaragua with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, on September 4, 2007. The hurricane will weaken as it moves inland today. (UPI Photo/NOAA)
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Nearly 160,000 Nicaraguans are suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Felix, the United Nations said in an appeal for help.
More than 100 Nicaraguans were killed by Hurricane Felix and the death toll is sure to rise in coming days, officials said Friday.
Honduran President Manuel Zelaya credits the country’s forests and mangrove swamps with sapping some of Hurricane Felix’s strength.
More than 90 people have been killed by Hurricane Felix as it roared through Nicaragua and Honduras, La Prensa newspaper in Nicaragua reported Thursday.
Pacific Hurricane Henriette was over the Gulf of California midday Wednesday, moving northward for landfall on the coast of mainland Mexico.
The United Nations said it is sending aid to Nicaragua and other Central American countries expected to sustain damage from Hurricane Felix.
U.S. oil prices closed above $75 on fears the hurricane season would be tough this year, even if Hurricane Felix spared Gulf of Mexico oil and gas facilities.