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NHC: Palm Beach County under a Hurricane Warning

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(MIAMI, FLA) — The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for portions of the east coast of Florida including Palm Beach County.
The warning extends from Boca Raton to the Flagler/Volusia County Line. Subtropical Storm Nicole has strengthened to sustained winds of 50 mph and it’s moving west at 9 mph.
The storm, which does not have a classic circulation, is currently located 460 miles east of West Palm Beach.
Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force and prepare for significant wind damage.
Residents could experience some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports windows, garage doors, and sheds. After the storm, some roads may be impassable due to large debris. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes also may be impassable.
Expect scattered power and communications outages, which will be more prevalent in areas with above ground lines.
The Governor has placed 34 Florida counties including Palm Beach, Martin, Indian River and St. Lucie are now under a state of emergency.
Palm Beach, St. Lucie County, Indian River County and Martin County schools will be closed Wednesday and Thursday as well as Friday which is Veteran’s Day.
Broward and Miami-Dade County Schools are monitoring the storm and will make a decision at a later time.