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World Briefing / Nicaragua

Ida weakens to tropical storm

November 06, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Hurricane Ida weakened to a tropical storm as it churned through eastern Nicaragua after cutting power and ripping roofs on little-developed Caribbean islands.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Corn Islands, near the port of Bluefields, as Ida drenched the remote Miskito Coast with heavy rain. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned of floods and mudslides.

Ida is expected to regain strength after it moves back over the Caribbean sea.

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