Nicole strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane on Wednesday after passing through the Bahamas on its way to landfall Along Florida’s East Coast,
Nicole hit the coast on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas with maximum winds of 70 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The approach of the storm has terrified many communities after already enduring the wrath of Hurricane Ian, which hit the southwest Florida coast on September 28 as a Category 4 hurricane. At least 109 people died.
As of 11 p.m. Wednesday, the Hurricane Center said Nicole was 50 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. The storm is moving to the west-northwest toward the east coast of Florida at 13 mph.
According to the Hurricane Center, Nicole will bring strong winds, a dangerous storm and heavy rain near East Florida.
Estimates put landfall along the Treasure Coast late Wednesday or early Thursday.
In Florida, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that hurricanes from Nicole had already breached the sea wall along Indian River Drive, which runs parallel to the Atlantic Ocean. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office also said seawater had broken part of a road on Hutchinson Island.
Residents of several Florida counties – Flagler, Palm Beach, Martin and Volusia – were ordered to evacuate such barrier islands, low-lying areas and mobile homes. Daytona Beach home Volusia imposed a curfew and warned that the intercoastal bridges used by evacuees would be closed when winds reached 39 mph.
About 400 people were screened at evacuation centers in Palm Beach County on Wednesday.
At least half a dozen multi-story, coastal residential buildings are being threatened by Nicole in the Daytona Beach shores that have already been damaged by Hurricane Ian, according to local officials.
After making US landfall, Nicole’s center is forecast to move from central and northern Florida into southern Georgia on Thursday and Thursday night, then into the Carolinas on Friday.
Here we know.
Where is Hurricane Nicole now?
Here is the latest data Hurricane Nicole From the National Hurricane Center advisory at 11 p.m. EST.
- place: 50 miles east of West Palm Beach
- maximum constant winds: 75 mph
- motion: 13 mph to the west
- Pressure: 980 mbar
Nicole is now a Category 1 hurricane. Category 1 hurricanes maintain dangerous winds of 74 to 95 mph, which can cause some damage to homes, trees and power lines.
early Wednesday, A National Ocean Service station at the Lake Worth Pier reported sustained winds of 44 mph and wind speeds of 55 mph. Nicole’s center will reach the east coast of Florida in a hurricane warning area Wednesday night.
Nicole was expected to weaken and become a tropical cyclone by Friday night in the mid-Atlantic states while moving over Florida and the southeastern United States from Thursday to Friday.
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What harm can Nicole do?
Tropical storm status was expected in parts of the northwestern Bahamas and Florida’s east coast on Wednesday to extend into Georgia and South Carolina after Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center also forecast hurricane status for Florida by Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
According to the Hurricane Center, Nicole can raise dangerous storm surges up to 5 feet in areas along the Florida and Georgia coasts, and water levels in the Bahamas can reach 6 feet.
Forecasters predicted “some tornadoes” in eastern Florida, southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina from Wednesday night through Thursday.
According to Kotlowski, rainfall will be a major concern. Between 3 and 5 inches of rain is expected over parts of Nicole’s northwestern Bahamas and Florida before heading north.
“West Carolina probably has a lot of flooding potential in the Virginia mountains and Pennsylvania,” Kotlowski said.
Florida prepares for Nikolay
In anticipation of Hurricane Nicole, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that 15 shelters are being opened Wednesday along the state’s coast.
DeSantis advised people to move inland to safer areas and Floridians should expect power cuts. About 16,000 linemen are ready for power restoration efforts. DeSantis said the Florida National Guard has activated 600 guardsmen in addition to seven urban search and rescue teams.
President Joe Biden also approved federal emergency aid to the Mikosuki tribe and Seminole tribe as well as 45 of the 67 Florida counties. Schools, universities, airports and theme parks will remain closed on Thursday.
17 school districts were closed or sacked early Wednesday and at least 23 school districts will remain closed on Thursday.
Florida State University, the University of Florida, the University of Central Florida and the University of North Florida will be closed on Thursday. The University of South Florida plans to move all classes remotely on Thursday, and will close campus.
Several airports, including Orlando International Airport, announced they would be closed on Wednesday and Thursday.
Disney World and Universal Orlando too Announced early closure on Wednesday And will probably be closed on Thursday.
Nicole is a rare November storm
Hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University said that the only hurricane on record to have made landfall in the continental U.S. after November 4 was Hurricane Kate on November 21, 1985, near Mexico Beach, Florida at Category 2 intensity. had collided.
NASA Preparing for Artemis I Nicole
Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station preparing the massive Moon-bound Artemis I rocket ahead of Nicole impact on florida,
The rocket will ride out the storm at Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39B. Officials opted out of the multi-day task of rolling a multibillion-dollar rocket to the Vehicle Assembly Building about four miles away. The building is rated to handle winds up to 85 mph, and Category 1 hurricane winds between 74 and 95 mph.
“The rocket is designed to withstand heavy rain on the launch pad and the spacecraft’s hatch is secured to prevent water intrusion,” NASA said in a statement.
NASA confirmed Tuesday that it will delay the liftoff of the Space Launch System rocket before 1:04 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov.
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Contributions: Ashley R. Williams, Doyle Rice USA Today; The Associated Press