Florida declares a state of emergency in 34 counties due to the arrival of the subtropical storm “Nicole”

EFE.- The authorities of Florida They declared a state of emergency in 34 counties this Monday before the probable impact of the subtropical storm “Nicole”, which is expected to begin to be felt from Wednesday night.

the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantissigned an executive order on Monday that, as a precautionary measure, declares a state of emergency in that group of counties, which includes Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm BeachMartin, Saint Lucie, Indian River and others on the East Coast, where “Nicole” is expected to hit.

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“While this storm does not appear, at this time, to get much stronger, I urge all Floridians to be prepared and listen to announcements from local emergency management officials,” the governor said in a statement.

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHCin English), “Nicole” It is located about 750 km east of the northwestern Bahamas and had maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h.

A stretch of the east coast of Floridafurther north than Miami, for a possible hurricane, and a storm surge watch has been issued reaching up to the east coast of the neighboring state of Georgia, as well as other minor announcements for the same area.

The NHC suggested that in the center of the Bahamas, the rest of Florida and along the southeast coast of USA monitor the progress of “Nicole”, formed when only 20 days left for the end of the hurricane season in the Atlantic basin, which runs from June 1 to November 30.

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The storm is moving northwest at about 15 km/h and is expected to maintain that course with a decrease in forward speed through today, then, beginning Tuesday through Thursday, turn west or west-southwest.

“Nicole” will arrive in Florida, which is still continuing recovery efforts after the destructive passage of Hurricane “Ian”, which lastor September 28 reached the southwest coast of this state and where they are officially counted 130 muertos because of that cyclone.

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