McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
Satellite image of Hurricane Felix
making landfall in Honduras.
"What is worth more, staying to protect a refrigerator or television set or getting out and saving your own lives?" Carlos Gonzalez, Honduras' emergency operations chief, said during a national radio address as towering 15-foot waves began crashing ashore.
Nine years ago, Hurricane Mitch claimed as many as 13,000 lives in Honduras. In 1974, Hurricane Fifi killed 5,000 Hondurans.