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America. Hurricane Nicole hits Florida. Casualties, houses damaged. America’s first hurricane in November in 40 years

America.  Hurricane Nicole hits Florida.  Casualties, houses damaged.  America's first hurricane in November in 40 years

At least two people have died as Tropical Storm Nicole makes landfall in Florida. The element, which hit the state’s east coast with hurricane force on Thursday, quickly weakened and moved west. However, it still has strong winds and heavy rain. In Florida, more than 300,000 customers lost power.

Nicole hit Florida’s east coast north of Miami on Thursday with the strength of a five-point hurricane. At that time the wind speed was 120 kilometers per hour. At Cape Canaveral, where the space station is located, winds gusted to 112 km/h. CNN points out that this is the first hurricane to hit the U.S. in November in nearly 40 years, since a Category 2 hurricane hit Florida in 1985. Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean runs from June 1 to November 30.

Moving through Florida, Nicole is weakened, so she is redefined Storm Tropical. Our time Thursday evening was about 70 kilometers north of Tampa in the western part of the state, with sustained winds of 100 km/h, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Meteorologists warn that this element can trigger cyclones.

Casualties, power outages, damaged houses

At least two people died as Nicole crossed Florida. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in the state’s east said “two people were electrocuted as a result of a broken power line.”

About 330,000 customers in Florida were without power Thursday afternoon local time. Nicole led to coastal flooding and severe beach erosion. In some places, the houses along the shore were damaged. There is no information about the injured.

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Meteorologists have warned that dangerous storms will develop in coastal areas. According to the report, high waves driven by strong winds could wash up the beaches, move inland and flood low-lying areas.

The ship wrecked in the small tourist town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in Broward County.

Shipwrecked in Lauderdale-by-the-SeaPAP / EPA / Cristóbal Herrera-Ulashkiewicz

Shipwrecked in Lauderdale-by-the-SeaPAP / EPA / Cristóbal Herrera-Ulashkiewicz

Emergency

A combined majority of Florida’s 22 million residents have been issued warnings regarding Nicole. Officials told them to stay home. In a zone ravaged by the elements, it was decided to close schools. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 45 counties. He also asked for proper preparation. – Make a plan. “Most likely it will be a storm that affects much of Florida,” he said at a press conference on Wednesday.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has pledged aid to the most vulnerable areas. 15 shelters were created and 600 National Guard troops were called to respond to possible reports. Classes have been canceled in more than 12 schools on Wednesday and many more schools are set to remain closed on Thursday. Flights from Orlando Airport have also been cancelled.

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Nicole over FloridaNHC/NOAA

Before that, it had been to the Bahamas

Hurricane Nicole passed through the Bahamas on Wednesday, packing winds of up to 120 km/h on the island. On Wednesday, several district officials issued mandatory evacuation orders or advised residents of islands and lower lands to seek shelter.

Prior to the hurricane’s strength, Nicole contributed to “massive flooding” across much of the country, National Emergency Management Agency chief Captain Stephen Russell noted.

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A storm surge of 1.2 meters occurred north of Treasure Cay, the local weather bureau said. Officials said at least one road in the country’s capital Nassau was completely flooded.

Damaged homes on the Florida coastENEX

Nicole led to coastal flooding

Nicole led to coastal floodingENEX

He will visit a few more states

Nicole weakened as it passed through Florida, so she was again designated a tropical storm. Our time on Thursday afternoon, which was about 50 kilometers northeast of Tampa in the western part of the state, was gusting to 100 km/h.

The element, which will gradually lose strength, will move along the west coast of Florida, then north into Georgia on Friday and reach the border of Virginia and West Virginia later that day.

Nicole’s Tropical Storm Forecast JourneyNHC/NOAA

Mighty Ian a few weeks later

Nicole comes weeks after Hurricane Ian hit West Florida in late September, killing at least 140 people, Reuters reported.

Losses are estimated at $60 billion. The services do not expect Nicole to turn out as strongly as Ian, but warned a few weeks ago that in the hardest-hit areas, organ losses could increase significantly.

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