Julia now a hurricane off Central America

Updated October 9 2022 - 11:18am, first published 11:17am
Colombia President Gustavo Petro says the country is on alert for tropical storm Julia. (EPA PHOTO)
Colombia President Gustavo Petro says the country is on alert for tropical storm Julia. (EPA PHOTO)

Tropical storm Julia turned into a hurricane as it passed the Colombian island San Andres and headed toward the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h, the US National Hurricane Center says.

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