Hurricane Felix picks up strength, 160-mph winds

Felix has made landfall as a fearsome Category 5 storm.

The storm with 160-mile-per-hour winds hit near the swampy Nicaragua-Honduras border. The region is home to thousands of Miskito Indians who are dependent on canoes to make their way to safety. Many live in wooden shacks that won't be able to withstand the fierce winds. Communication to the area has been cut off.

This is first time in recorded history that two top-scale storms have come ashore in the same season. Hurricane Dean came ashore last month as a Category 5 storm.

Meanwhile, off Mexico's Pacific coast, Tropical Storm Henriette became a hurricane with 75 mph winds and the National Hurricane Center says it's churning toward the upscale resort of Cabo San Lucas.


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