5 things to know for November 17: Covid-19, election, Iota, New Zealand, ISS

(CNN) — Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. The good news is Moderna announced its coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective -- the second US vaccine with a stunningly high success rate. But the virus is spreading at unprecedented speeds nationwide, and it could get worse before any vaccine provides relief. The US has recorded more than 100,000 daily infections for two weeks straight. Yesterday, it had about 166,000 new cases along with another high of over 73,000 coronavirus hospitalizations nationwide as ICU beds in several states start filling up. While the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines' high efficacy rates in trials are a good first step, they are yet to be approved, and experts have to decide who should get vaccinated first. Meanwhile, governors in states including Oklahoma and California announced new restrictions to help slow the spread.
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Tropical Storm Iota Forms in Caribbean

There's yet another tropical storm in the Atlantic, and this one could bring serious impacts to parts of Central America this weekend and next week. Tropcial Storm Iota formed in the central Caribbean on Friday afternoon, continuing a record run of tropical systems in the Atlantic this season. It's not...
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Iota moves through Central America, life threatening flooding likely

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Heavy rain and strong wind continue to batter Central America early Tuesday after Hurricane Iota made landfall Monday night as a strong Category 4 storm. Additional flooding will be the main threat for the next couple days, in an area where some spots have already seen in excess of two feet of rain.
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'Catastrophic’ Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua; another system with odds of development appears

Hurricane Iota made landfall in northeastern Nicaragua Monday night as a Category 4 storm carrying “catastrophic” winds and powerful storm surge, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm made landfall near Haulover, around 30 miles south of Puerto Cabezas, at 10:40 p.m., the NHC said. Iota’s maximum sustained winds...

Hurricane Iota makes landfall as Category 4 storm along Nicaraguan coast, forecast to bring life-threatening storm surge

Hurricane Iota made landfall Monday evening as a Category 4 storm along the northeastern coast of Nicaragua. According to the National Hurricane Center, Iota's landfall is 15 miles south of Category 4 Hurricane Eta's landfall on Nov. 3. Life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, flash flooding and landslides are expected across...

Hurricane Iota roars onto Nicaragua as 2nd hurricane to hit area in 2 weeks

In a one-two punch, Hurricane Iota roared ashore as a dangerous Category 4 storm along almost exactly the same stretch of Nicaragua's Caribbean coast that was devastated by an equally powerful Hurricane Eta 13 days earlier. Iota had intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm during the day Monday,...
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Iota makes landfall as Category 4 storm in northeastern Nicaragua

Hurricane Iota made landfall as a category 4 storm just after 10 p.m. Monday in northeastern Nicaragua. It made landfall approximately 15 miles south of where category 4 Eta made landfall earlier this month on Nov. 3. Iota is expected to bring catastrophic winds, flash flooding and now landslides across...
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Iota L. Hammon

OAKWOOD — Iota L. Hammon, 92, of Oakwood passed away at 12:49 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at Liberty Village, Danville. Iota was born March 16, 1928, in Winchester to Clark and Grace Iler Batley. She married William “Tuck” Hammon Jr. on Sept. 22, 1946, in Winchester. He preceded her in death on April 30, 2013.