Nicole made landfall in Florida as a Category 1 hurricane early in the morning of November 10 after causing extensive flooding across the islands of Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, Andros, and Abaco. A 4-ft storm surge was reported north of Treasure Cay on Abaco. The storm brought heavy rain, flooding and dangerous storm surge along much of Florida’s east coast. Nicole has also caused extensive coastal and river flooding across much of the state along with significant coastal erosion that has destabilized homes along the coast. The storm moved above the Big Bend area of northwest Florida and continued up the east coast bringing heavy rain as it moves north. A state of emergency was declared for 45 counties in Florida. Nicole is the 14th named storm to form in the 2022 hurricane season.
Americares had connected with partners in Florida and the Bahamas in preparation for the storm and has responded with a team on the ground in Florida, meeting with clinics and providing support. Early reports indicate significant property damage while damage to our partner facilities appears to be limited. Read more about our response to Nicole. To monitor the last month of hurricane season, visit our interactive weather map on the Extreme Weather page.