Parts of South Florida coast prepare for effects of Tropical Storm Nicole

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – South Florida is tracking Tropical Storm Nicole as it inches closer to Florida, and the storm is expected to really impact a portion of the coast.

As Nicole looms closer, parts of South Florida’s coast are preparing for the effects.

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The shoreline is expected to be hit by 5 to 10-foot waves, possibly for days, heightening the risk of beach erosion and coastal flooding.

In some areas of Miami, officials are bracing for up to 2 feet of storm surge paired with king tides.

Ahead of the storm Tuesday, incoming boats and cruises were turned away and drawbridges were locked.

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“Until officials can asses drawbridges and waterways for any potential damage,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said.

In Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, people have been loading up with sandbags.

“You have to be worried (if) you live here,” one resident told Local 10 News.

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About the Author:

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.