Now downgraded to a tropical storm, Nicole made landfall along Florida’s east coast as Category 1 hurricane.
RELATED: Tropical Storm Nicole threatens to become a hurricane https://bit.ly/3Tskdxb
Hurricane Nicole made landfall along Florida’s east coast early Thursday after strengthening to a Category 1 hurricane after sweeping through the Bahamas.
The National Hurricane Center said in a 3 a.m. advisory that radar imagery showed the center of the storm made landfall on North Hutchinson Island, just south of Vero Beach.
Nicole arrived ashore over Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas with maximum winds of 70 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane’s approach has left many communities fearful after having already endured the wrath of Hurricane Ian, which walloped the Southwest Florida coast on Sept. 28 as a Category 4 hurricane. At least 109 people died.
» Subscribe to USA TODAY: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh
» Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY: https://bit.ly/3USXxYG
» USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR.
#Hurricane #Florida #Weather