Volusia County

Central Florida coastal residents prepare for Nicole ahead of evacuation orders for some

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. — Tropical Storm Nicole is on a path to Central Florida, with thousands out on the coast anticipating landfall Wednesday night.


Coastal residents have been encouraged to make full hurricane preparations ahead of Nicole’s impact.

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It is especially true for some residents in Volusia County where mandatory evacuation orders will go into effect at 10 a.m.

The order is being issued due to the coast already being in a weakened state from Hurricane Ian.

Read: Tropical Storm Nicole: Here’s where shelters are opening in Central Florida

“You can see how many of the sea walls have fallen into the beach,” said Volusia County resident Michael Woodrich. “And some of these condos, I don’t think are going to make it with much more sand erosion and stuff, everything’s just being taken away.”

Volusia County leaders said there are around a dozen buildings that they are concerned could collapse.

Read: Hurricane tips: What you should do to prepare

A curfew will also go into effect from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Thursday.

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