Hurricane Nicole is expected to hit Florida late tonight.

Hurricane Nicole hit the Bahamas this morning and is targeting Florida tonight, according to the National Hurricane Center. A hurricane warning was issued this morning from the south coast of the Volusia-Flagler county line to Boca Raton, which is expected to grow into a Category 1 hurricane. As of Wednesday’s 10am NHC advisory, Nicole is located about 25 miles northeast of the Great. From 210 miles east of Abaco Island, Bahamas and West Palm Beach, sustained winds of 70 mph and higher flavors moving west at 12 mph. As of 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, Tropical Storm of Uncertainty tastes over 60 miles per hour from the weather station at Nicole con Bahamas. “Slight strengthening is expected today and Nicole is expected to become a hurricane near the northwest Bahamas and remain a hurricane if it reaches the east coast of Florida tonight,” the forecaster said. Melbourne’s Meteorological Agency has issued a hurricane warning for the rest of Brevard counties and a tropical storm warning has been issued for Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and inland Volusia. Power outages started to occur on the coast. By 10 a.m., more than 10,000 customers across the state were outages, mostly in Broward, Miami-Dade and Brevard counties. According to poweroutage.us, President Biden today issued a declaration of emergency in Florida, initiating federal assistance for emergency response in 45 of the state’s 67 counties. As #GOESEast monitors the Atlantic Ocean this morning, we can see Tropical Storm #Nicole in motion as well as heading northwest of the Bahamas, but a lot of cloud distance is flowing over the seas in the Northeast and Canada. It often forms when very cold air moves over warm water. pic.twitter.com/8rzfsCq2X— NOAA Satellite (@NOAASatellites) November 9, 2022 Statewide will likely feel strong winds from the system during the day, but the center of the storm will likely make landfall south of Brevard County. “There is growing confidence that Nicole will make landfall along the Treasure Coast at or near hurricane intensity after midnight tonight,” the NWS said in its morning advisory. “Weather and ocean conditions will continue to deteriorate gradually through tonight, due to a large area of ​​strong winds extending well northwest of the center of Nicole.” “Strong squalls will cause the largest hurricanes in coastal and coastal counties, especially south of Cape Canaveral, with gusts far exceeding the force of tropical storms,” ​​the NWS said. “Increasing storm range and storm areas are expected to result in a total rainfall of 3 to 5 inches, which can be up to 8 inches locally. Especially where the water table is high, urban and poor drainage flooding is likely to occur. very high.” A tornado is likely this evening and will increase overnight as the system moves across the peninsula, forecasters said. Moving faster than originally predicted, the NWS said flooding alerts will be needed in central eastern Florida late this morning due to flooding from the storm. “Some areas along the St. John’s River, which are currently in flooding, will reach major flooding stages and additional areas may be flooded.” Tropical Storm Nicole Wind arrival time is expected at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. (National Hurricane Center) Hour meteorologists have warned that preparations are being made before dangerous conditions arrive in the state. “If you haven’t done so already, last-minute preparations for Nicole’s significant impact will be rushed early this morning before the outdoor activities begin. must be completed. It’s dangerous,” the NWS said. Waves are crashing into the Daytona Beach Shores, with nothing to stop them other than the pool and concrete slabs remaining. No beaches, no sand dunes. This beach is like an open wound to the condos, houses and hotels that line the coastline. pic.twitter.com/8nUOFUs4yA— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) On November 9, 2022, Volusia County issued a mandatory evacuation order that must be completed between 10am and 4pm. Residents east of Interstate 95, all low-lying areas and areas prone to flooding, all campgrounds and RV parks. “This means that many of our coastal assets have been severely damaged by Hurricane Ian, and the waves of this storm are raging and storm surge. I need it because I lost. , some structures have increased their vulnerability to further damage or collapse,” said Kevin Captain, Community Information Officer, Volusia County Government. Also on Tuesday, Flagler County announced mandatory evacuation of barrier islands and mobile homes from Flagler Beach to Marineland starting Wednesday. RVs and lowland residents. Meanwhile, Brevard County has recommended evacuation to residents of Barrier Island, mobile homes, or Manu. Residents with special medical needs such as billed homes, low-lying areas, flood-prone areas and electricity dependence Further south, Palm Beach County announces evacuation of coastal areas and other vulnerable areas covering approximately 52,000 mobile home residents I did. County Mayor Robert Weinroth said, “I saw what happened in Lee County,” referring to the storm surge from Hurricane Ian that drowned coastal residents. “Some people stood still because they thought it was not an emergency, and a lot of people regretted that decision,” he said. As it moved from subtropical storm Nicole to warmer waters on Tuesday morning, the system diverted, allowing the core to function. to be more defined. It got its steam from sustained winds of 45 mph, reaching 70 mph by Tuesday night, just 4 mph above hurricane intensity. Uncertain tropical storm Nicole Conn as of 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. (National Hurricane Center) The latest route forecast predicts the landing between Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County and the Brevard-Indian River county line as a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph and gusts of 90 mph. It is then expected to move northwest across the southern state of Metro Orlando, similar to how Hurricane Jeanne and Hurricane Frances crossed the state in 2004. Its center can be moved further north and made into the Gulf of Mexico north of Tampa before making a second landing south. “Don’t focus on Nicole’s exact path,” the NHC said late Thursday, before moving to the southern United States. The risk is expected to extend far enough outside the forecast cone, north of the center where a major storm is expected. . “These risks have the potential to affect most of the Florida Peninsula and parts of the southeastern United States.” In addition to hurricane warnings, which include inland warnings for Brevard, Indian River, and St. Louis, via the Treasure and Space coast from southern Palm Beach counties to the north, Lucie and Martin counties, a hurricane advisory and simultaneous tropical storm warning are issued from Hallandale Beach on the east coast of Florida. It has been fermented all the way to Lake Boca Raton and Okeechobee. South, including the entire Florida Gulf Coast and Palm Beach, from the Volusia-Flagler County Line to the South Santee River, South Carolina, and north of Bonita Beach to the Indian Pass. Several inland counties in Florida also have tropical storm warning zones. But before Florida, the system will move to the Northwest Bahamas. A hurricane warning has been issued for Abacos, Berry Islands and Grand Bahama Island, and a tropical storm warning has been issued for Bimini. Bahamian officials opened more than 24 shelters across the archipelago on Tuesday, closing schools and government agencies in Abaco, Bimini, Berry Islands and Grand Bahama. Authorities have warned that airports and ports will be closed as the storm approaches and won’t reopen until Thursday, urging people in the shantytown to seek safe shelter. “We don’t have time to beg and beg people to move,” the captain said. Stephen Russell, Director of Emergency Management Authority. The NHC’s next interim advisory is at 1:00 PM and the new route prediction is at 4:00 PM. Tropical Storm Nicole Tropical Storm – A wind potential of force was predicted at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. (National Hurricane Center) The Brevard and Volusia coastal road systems are affected by larger 10-foot waves as the system approaches. The NWS said: “There will be numerous life-threatening rip currents. High waves combined with continuing astronomical tides will bring significant storm surges and major beach erosion around the next few high tide cycles Tuesday through Thursday, he said. They are particularly vulnerable to additional beach erosion and flooding.” The NHC’s storm surge warning can be seen from North Palm Beach to Georgia 3 to 5 feet south of the mouth of the St. Johns River and inland to Georgetown, Florida, in Putnam County. It is 2-4 feet.[ MAP: Here’s the latest forecast track for Subtropical Storm Nicole ]Government Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 34 counties on the potential path of the storm, including all of central Florida on Monday. In that order, the counties are Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, and Hardee. , Hendry, Highland, Hillsboro, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Ochichobi, Orange, Oceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Semi Knoll, St. John’s, St. Lucy, Sumter and Volusia.[ Will Subtropical Storm Nicole hit Orlando? ]Before the storm, schools in Brevard, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties canceled classes on Wednesday and Thursday, and Lake and Orange counties decided to cancel classes on Thursday. Some schools are also planning to close all schools on Friday, which was already planned as a Veterans Day holiday. Also, UCF will be closed for both on-campus and online classes, but UCF housing will remain open to all residents through the storm. The campus cafeteria is open until 3pm on Wednesdays. Rollins College, in Winter Park, has decided to keep the school open. “At this time, we do not expect to disrupt dormitory campus life,” the school posted on Twitter. “The dormitory remains open. Faculty can offer flexible teaching and virtual learning options from November 9, 4pm to November 11.” In Volusia County, DeLand’s Stetson has decided to move all her classes online from Wednesday noon to Thursday night, allowing students to remain on campus in dormitories. building, but must be evacuated in a dormitory or Lynn Business Center or Carlton Union Building. Both operate as generators. SunRail will shut down train service from Wednesday and will not reopen until all 126 junctions are closed. Inspected along 61.5 miles of hallways. Airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said both Orlando and Sanford International Airports will be closed from 4pm. It is scheduled to reopen on Thursday evening. Daytona Beach International Airport will close at 12:30 PM on Wednesday and reopen at 4 AM on Friday. Disney World said Thursday it plans to close its Typhoon Lagoon waterpark and three mini golf courses, while Universal said it would close the waters of Volcano Bay. Park. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announced plans to reopen on Friday after an assessment of damage on Wednesday and Thursday. Sentinel staff writers Leslie Postal, Sun Sentinel, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
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