Nicole topples Christmas tree at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – While the coast saw the worst of Nicole, many areas inland experienced strong wind gusts.

The squally weather came as some had already put up Christmas decorations, and one local city is dealing with some holiday damage.

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Strong winds toppled the Christmas tree at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.

The city plans on replacing decorations and lifting the tree back up sometime Friday.

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