ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Hurricane Iota is now the thirteenth hurricane of the Atlantic season. The system is gaining strength early Sunday with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Iota is centered about 240 miles east of the Caribbean island of Providencia.
It is expected to pass or cross over the island sometime Monday and then approach the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday evening.
The Central American countries are still grappling with the aftermath of Eta, which came ashore as a Category 4 system just over a week ago.
At least 120 people were killed in Nicaragua as a result of Eta.
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