Gustavo Palencia
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/ 4 September 2007

Central America braces for powerful Hurricane Felix

Tens of thousands of people hunkered in storm shelters on Tuesday as Hurricane Felix roared toward Central America, but transport shortages left many facing the storm’s whipping winds and rain in their homes. The category-four hurricane, due to make landfall around mid-morning, charged toward Honduras and Nicaragua with top sustained winds of 215km/h.

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/ 3 September 2007

Hurricane Felix, a potentially catastrophic storm with 260km/h winds, threatened on Monday to plow along the Caribbean coast of Honduras and dump torrential rain across Central America. Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize posted hurricane alerts.