Nov. 6 (UPI) — Hurricane Eta ravaged components of Central America this week as a Class four storm and led to the deaths of dozens of individuals and induced widespread injury.

The storm slammed into Honduras late Tuesday and early Wednesday. Deaths, flooding and widespread injury was reported there and Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Officers stated greater than 300,000 have been displaced.

Eta has since weakened to a tropical melancholy however forecasters say it’ll once more strengthen right into a tropical storm Friday because it strikes towards Cuba and the southeastern United States.

Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei stated no less than 50 folks died there, half in a mudslide in Queja. Authorities stated virtually 100 houses sustained flooding and mudslide injury.

In San Pedro Sula, Honduras, folks climbed to roofs to flee fast-rising floodwaters. Water degree peaks alongside the Ulua River was 13 ft increased than it reached in 1998 when Hurricane Mitch arrived.

“The state of affairs is severe, it is stunning and must be handled professionally, quick,” Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez stated.

The Nationwide Hurricane Middle stated Friday that rains in components of Honduras and Nicaragua may whole as many as 40 inches.