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Hurricane Nicole barrels into Florida's Atlantic coast

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 10th November, 2022 04:30:47 PM
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Hurricane Nicole barreled into Florida's Atlantic shoreline early on Thursday with a brew of heavy downpours, fierce winds and a treacherous surge of ocean surf that threatened coastal areas still reeling from the last major storm six weeks ago, Hindustan Times reported.

Nicole was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane as it thrashed the Bahamas on Wednesday. It was packing sustained winds of up to 75 mph (120 kph) as it made landfall along the east coast of Florida north of Miami, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm slammed ashore around 3 am EST at Vero Beach, about 100 miles from the affluent resort city of Boca Raton.

The hurricane center also issued storm-surge advisories for much of Florida's Atlantic coast, warning that wind-driven waves would wash over beaches and rush inland to flood low-lying areas well beyond the shore.