Nicaragua

Storm tracker: Nate threatens the Gulf Coast

Storm tracker: Nate threatens the Gulf Coast

Newly formed Tropical Storm Nate was blamed early Friday for at least 22 deaths across Central America as it dumped rain across the region on a path that would carry it toward a potential landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. Louisiana officials ordered some residents to evacuate.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm could cause dangerous flooding by dumping as much as 15 to 20 inches of rain on Nicaragua, with higher accumulations in a few places.

It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph at midday Thursday and was likely to strengthen over the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Thursday night and Friday...

79°