Hurricane Otto has made landfall as a dangerous Category 2 storm on a sparsely populated stretch of Caribbean coast in Nicaragua.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Otto hit land near the town of San Juan de Nicaragua with winds of 110 mph (175 kph) around midday.

The center says Otto is carrying dangerous rains.

It says the storm's strike is southernmost landfall in Central America on record.


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