[<< wikinews] Felix leaves at least 21 dead in Nicaragua
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 

Hurricane Felix has left at least 21 people dead and over 200 missing after it passed through Nicaragua. The Category 5 storm destroyed many poor houses in the country leaving a trail of destruction in it's wake after it hit land with wind speeds of up to 160 mph.
As many as 5,000 homes have thought to have been destroyed and 5 countries in Central America have been put on flood alert, with 64 cm of rain expected.  27,000 people have also been evacuated from Honduras in preparation for the storm.


== Related news ==
"Hurricane Felix now Category 5" — Wikinews, September 3, 2007
"Hurricane Felix strengthens to Category 4" — Wikinews, September 2, 2007


== Sources ==
 "Storm leaves 21 dead in Nicaragua" — BBC News Online, September 5, 2007
Matthew Weaver. "Felix death toll rises to nine" — Guardian Unlimited, September 5, 2007