VERO BEACH, FLORIDA — Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall early Thursday morning and has already brought significant damage to many residents located across Florida’s eastern coast. As of approximately 10 am this morning, 335,000 homes were without power.
Hurricane Nicole made landfall just south of Vero Beach as a Category 1 hurricane around 3 am. The storm soon weakened back into a tropical storm, but continues to bring major damage as it moves across the state.
“The wind from the storm is still very large and the impacts stretch far beyond the center track, with much of the state already experiencing tropical storm force winds,” DeSantis said at a storm briefing this morning. “Impacts have been basically what's been expected. You do have downed trees, you have power lines, you have some road washouts.”
As Floridians hunker down, The Florida Standard brings you the latest images of the storm’s destructive power. Check out the latest, as of 1 pm on Thursday.