Locals Fill Sandbags as Tropical Storm Nicole Barrels Towards Florida

Tropical Storm Nicole was set to strengthen to a hurricane on Wednesday, November 9, as it approached Florida’s east and south coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.

This footage, filmed by Twitter user @garrett_wx shows locals in the city of Saint Augustine, Florida, filling sandbags as the storm barreled towards the area.

Authorities in Saint John’s County issued voluntary evacuation orders ahead of the storm on Wednesday for “the entire City of St. Augustine, the City of St. Augustine Beach, and those living on waterfront property or flood-prone areas.”

The NHC also warned of a dangerous storm surge for much of the east coast of Florida and portions of coastal Georgia. Credit: @garrett_wx via Storyful

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