November 10, 2022 | 2:48 p.m.
Hurricane Nicole made landfall just south of Vero Beach, Florida, early Thursday morning as a Category 1 storm. It remains a wide-reaching tropical storm as it stretches into Georgia and the Carolinas. More than 350,000 customers are currently without power.
Convoy of Hope is deploying personnel and resources to impacted areas in Florida. The team will distribute relief supplies and assess potential ongoing needs.
Coastal flooding, strong winds, high surf, and tornadoes will continue to impact parts of southeast Florida through the end of the week. Nicole is responsible for washing away the remaining protections for a stretch of beachfront properties that lost their seawall during Hurricane Ian only weeks before.
Additionally, the Beach Safety Ocean Rescue building in Daytona Beach Shores collapsed into the water. Officials went door-to-door, telling people to grab their possessions and leave.
According to the AP, this is a rare November hurricane for Florida. Only two other hurricanes have made landfall since record keeping began in 1853. Nicole is also the first storm to hit the Bahamas since Hurricane Dorian in 2019.