TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 27 (AFP) - Honduras
evacuated its northernmost islands and Nicaragua suspended air traffic
as Hurricane Mitch roared toward Central America packing winds that have
accelerated to 290 kilometers (180 miles) an hour.
As of 10:00 p.m. Monday (0300 GMT, Tuesday),
a hurricane warning was in effect for the entire Honduran coast and for
Swan Island, where the eye of the storm was expected Monday evening.
A hurricane watch and tropical storm
warning were in effect for Belize and the Cayman Islands.
The center of Hurricane Mitch was 55