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Brevard County urges residents to prepare for Subtropical Storm Nicole

After Gov. DeSantis declared a state of emergency for the county, Brevard County officials are advising citizens to prepare for the effects of Subtropical Storm Nicole.

From late Wednesday through early Thursday, Nicole is predicted to have a significant impact on the area. Beach erosion, floods, and potentially fatal rip tides are some of the main worries.

John Scott, the director of emergency management for Brevard County, issued a warning on Monday urging residents who live near the county’s beaches to start preparing for heavy waves.

As Hurricane Nicole moves across the county, Scott predicted that areas that had flooding during Hurricane Ian will experience flooding once more.

We’re talking about a surge of 2-4 (inches), which is absolutely doable for us. Winds and flooding—which still affects us—will both be problems, according to Scott. We’re talking about 4-6 inches of rain even though there hasn’t been enough time for the water to truly penetrate below the surface.

Sewage overflow in Brevard County and an estimated 7.2 million gallons of sewage spilling into the Indian River Lagoon followed Ian’s flooding problems.

Use this opportunity to prepare, he said. Break out that hurricane kit you just likely stored, refill what you can, and get ready for future winds, flooding, and other potential disasters.

All polling places will be open on Tuesday for the midterm elections, according to Sheriff Wayne Ivey. Ivey urged people to cast their ballots because the storm is not anticipated to arrive until later in the evening.

Ivey stated that any closures of public buildings like schools will be made public by Tuesday, the day before Nicole is predicted to make landfall in Florida.

Sandbag stations would be established in Wickham Park in Melbourne and 855 Camp Road in Cocoa, he continued. On Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m., Brevard residents can visit these locations to pick up free sandbags. to 6 p.m.

“We’ll have the prisoner teams working there if you need sandbags. During the previous hurricane, they labored really hard, Ivey added. The delivery of literally 60,000+ sandbags has caused our teams to leave.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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