• The storm is forecasted to continue ravaging parts of Central America through Tuesday
  • Storm warnings have been issued in the Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua
  • Numerous users on Twitter shared photos and videos showing the effects of the storm

Tropical Storm Julia is expected to continue bringing heavy rain and strong winds across Central America through Tuesday, as videos on social media show the aftermath of the storm's advances in Nicaragua.

"Risk of life-threatening flash floods and mudslides to continue across Central America and Southern Mexico through Tuesday," the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) said in a joint Public Advisory report Sunday evening.

Initially a hurricane, Julia was downgraded to a tropical storm when it made landfall in Nicaragua early Sunday. It was last located Sunday evening about 96 miles southeast of El Salvador's national capital, San Salvador.

Despite it being downgraded, forecasters warn of the risk of flash floods and landslides as Julia has packed maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Winds with sustained speeds starting at 40 mph are labeled as "high" by the National Weather Service (NWS) and described to have "a high threat to life and property."

The following Watches and Warnings are in effect in Central America until further notice:

Tropical Storm Warning:

  • Pacific Coast of Nicaragua – from Puerto Sandino northward to the Honduras border
  • Coast of El Salvador
  • Pacific Coast of Honduras

Tropical Storm Watch:

  • Pacific Coast of Guatemala

Meanwhile, videos of Julia's onslaught in Nicaragua have emerged on social media, demonstrating the devastation that the storm brought to the area.

Videos posted on Twitter show the strong winds blowing on the Caribbean coast with coconut trees swaying in thunderous rainfall.

Footage uploaded by the AFP News Agency showed strong winds blowing off the plastic covers residents put up in front of a bungalow building.

Another video showed a piece of roofing being blown off in the street as people stood watching at what looked like a convenience store nearby. The said video also showed a bird trying to fight the fierce winds but seemingly being blown in a different direction.

Numerous photos were shared on Twitter, showing people cleaning up after the storm passed.

No fatalities have been reported so far in Nicaragua, but local government officials said hundreds of homes have been damaged by Tropical Storm Julia. Local media also reported that the storm downed power lines, triggering a government-decided electricity cut that left about a million residents without electricity.

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