Nicaragua

Felix kills 9 in Nicaragua

MEXICO CITY -- Hurricane Felix killed at least nine people and damaged thousands of homes as it passed through Nicaragua. But the storm failed to produce the major flooding that many feared in neighboring Honduras, officials said yesterday.

Little more than a day after it came ashore as a Category 5 hurricane, Felix was downgraded to a tropical depression. In the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, where 300,000 people were evacuated from low-lying neighborhoods, the rain stopped and life returned to normal.

On Mexico's Baja California peninsula, where a second hurricane struck less than nine hours after Felix, officials were breathing a sigh of relief. The eye of Hurricane...

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