Iota is the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year and only the second November hurricane to reach category five.
Hurricane Iota strengthens to a category five storm as it bears down on Central America.
With winds of 160mph (260km/h), Hurricane Iota is now a category five storm
Life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding across parts of Central America in the days ahead from Hurricane Iota.
Central America is counting the cost of Storm Eta and the deaths and devastation left in its wake.
Some 1,000 migrants have been prevented from entering Mexico from Guatemala.