On Wednesday, Daytona Beach Shores police began evacuating structures along the shoreline that have been deemed unsafe as Tropical Storm Nicole moves into eastern Florida.
FOX 35 News captured footage of a beach ocean security building that has already partially collapsed near shore.
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Officials say many buildings along the shores of Daytona Beach suffered previous damage from Hurricane Ian and are now in greater danger of serious damage from the oncoming storm.
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Authorities are trying to evacuate people from the Daytona Beach Shores area by 4 p.m. Wednesday, and Volusia County has a 10 a.m. Wednesday mandatory evacuation for residents.
Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall in the Bahamas Wednesday morning with top winds of up to 70 mph.
Nicole is expected to reach hurricane strength on Wednesday as she surveys Florida’s already battered east coast.
On Wednesday morning, a boardwalk in Daytona Beach collapsed into the ocean as the incoming tropical storm brought powerful waves ashore.
Nicole is expected to weaken as it moves across Florida and the southeastern United States Thursday through Friday, and is likely to become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday night over the Mid-Atlantic states.
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