Tropical Storm Nicole, which is moving toward the coast of the United States, strengthened to hurricane strength on Wednesday evening. According to the US weather service NOAA, it is now a category 1 hurricane. Wind speeds are measured at 120 kilometers per hour.
Nicole hopes to make landfall between West Palm Beach and Melbourne. These cities are located north of Miami on the east coast of the state of Florida. The Washington Post reported that high water levels have already caused damage to some buildings in coastal municipalities.
A hurricane in November is rare, according to meteorologists. Due to the relatively warm sea water near Florida, this is now the case, reports CNN. Nicole follows about six weeks after Hurricane Ian. It killed more than 100 people in the region.
Residents in several places were forced to evacuate. This also applies to residents of Mar-a-Lago, the resort where Donald Trump lives. But the former president informed the American media through a spokesman that he will not leave.