Nicole is officially a hurricane and is expected to make landfall in South Florida overnight. The worst impacts from Hurricane Nicole are expected to occur in Flagler County early Thursday morning, with winds expected to decline beginning in the afternoon.

Below are the key points you need to know as Hurricane Ian approaches:

  • Expected Impacts:
    • Tropical Storm like conditions Wed PM through Fri AM
    • Intracoastal Flooding: Tides up to 4 feet above normal
    • Coastal Flooding: Storm surge (tide) 3-5 feet above normal with waves that may exceed 15 feet.
    • Expected significant coastal erosion, dune wash-over, and dune breaches
    • Rain totals, through Saturday or 3-5 inches
  • Evacuation Orders:
    • Evacuation orders will go into effect on Wednesday at 3:30 pm for:
    • Evacuation Zone A: Our entire barrier island
      • Those living in mobile homes and RV’s countywide
      • Those living in low-lying flood prone areas
  • Shelters:
    • We recommend that those individual evacuating seek shelter with friends, family, or in a hotel/motel outside of the area being evacuated. 
    • For those without alternative options, Rymfire Elementary School will open as a hurricane evacuation shelter at 3:30 pm on Wednesday
  • Road Closures:
    • A1A at Flagler County/St John County Line
    • A1A at S14th St to S16th St
  • Trash and recycling: 
    • Service will run as scheduled Wednesday and Friday but there will be no service Thursday, November 10th. 
  • School Closures:
    • Flagler Schools will be closed Thursday, November 10th. Please note, schools were already scheduled for closure on Friday, November 10th, for Veterans Day.

The Chamber recommends regularly checking the Flagler County Hurricane Nicole information page, which can be found here.

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