PORT ORANGE, Fla. – The Halifax River has jumped its banks, causing some flooding in low-lying areas of Port Orange as Nicole bears down on Florida.
The storm made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane before weakening back to a tropical storm Thursday morning.
News 6 crews at Riverside Mobile Home and RV Park, 5277 South Ridgewood Ave., found high water covering the road.
High winds had left a streetlight dangling from a utility pole. Debris was scattered along the side of the road, washed up from the river.
Things are getting nasty in Port Orange as #TropicalStormNicole is moving through Florida.— Mark Lehman (@MarkLehman6) November 10, 2022
Several streets are flooded west of the Halifax River and wind speeds are increasing. pic.twitter.com/QPFzbNIfKc
All mobile home parks in Volusia County are under a mandatory evacuation order.
In New Smyrna Beach, police are blocking the entrance to the barrier islands, which are also under those evacuation orders.
Many of the bridges in the county remain open, as of 1 a.m.,, but will close once sustained winds hit 39 mph.
Flagler, Volusia and Brevard counties are expected to see winds reaching 50 to 80 mph with 4 to 8 inches of rain.
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