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Hurricane Nicole causes Halifax River to jump banks

As Hurricane Nicole approaches Florida, the Halifax River has overflowed its banks, producing minor flooding in low-lying portions of Port Orange.

Thursday morning, the storm weakened back to a tropical storm after making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane.

The drive at Riverside Mobile Home and RV Park, 5228 South Ridgewood Avenue, was flooded when media teams arrived.

The streetlight was hanging from a utility pole due to high winds. The roadside was littered with debris washed up from the river.

In Volusia County, all mobile home parks are under mandatory evacuation orders.

In New Smyrna Beach, police have blocked access to barrier islands, which are also subject to evacuation orders.

As of 1 a.m., the majority of the county’s bridges are open, but will shut once sustained winds reach 39 mph.

Flagler, Volusia, and Brevard counties should anticipate winds of 50 to 80 mph and 4 to 8 inches of precipitation.

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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