Here is a Spanish language page from La Prensa, the daily Nicaraguan news. It says there are reports of 3 dead so far, 10 missing, and thousands evacuated. Prayers for the dead and their families.
It´s a day after Alma (which oddly means Soul in Spanish), the first tropical storm of the year. It did not become a full on hurricane but we were here in Leon which was pretty much the landfall-epicenter of the storm. It was pretty wild. We made a mad rush to the grocery store in the middle of a lull not knowing whether stuff would be open today. But it is. The winds became pretty severe and it was weird going through the eye.
Chloe and I waited it out at our hostel. Pics to come. We made some friends and we had a hurricane party (though technically it was as I said a tropical storm party). Which ended of course with a drinking game. We were out of power most of yesterday, so when we went to the store the only candles they had left were La Virgen Maria and Jesus.
It was quite fitting to be illuminated during our inebriation by this lady.