Hurricane Iota is the 30th storm to form in what has become a record Atlantic storm season.
The area is still reeling from Hurricane Eta, which struck Central America Nov. 3 as a Category 4 storm. The Red Cross said the storm impacted millions of people in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, CNN reported.
This is the busiest Atlantic storm season since 2005, when there were 28 named storms including 15 hurricanes that caused an estimated $160 billion in damage and killed 4,000 people. Four of the five major hurricanes, Emily, Katrina, Rita and Wilma, reached Category 5 strength.
Forecasters believe conditions are right for storms still to form before hurricane season officially ends Nov. 30.
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