Florida Governor Declares State Of Emergency As Subtopical Storm Nicole Nears

NOAA National Hurricane Center Subtropicalstorm Nicole Track

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order (EO) 22-253, declaring a State of Emergency for 34 counties in the potential path of Subtropical Storm Nicole.

Governor DeSantis has issued the EO in an abundance of caution so that communities can prepare and families and businesses can create a plan and gather necessary resources in the event that Subtropical Storm Nicole gains in strength.

The Governor’s Office and FDEM are in constant contact with local government officials from all 67 counties, the National Hurricane Center, and the National Weather Service.

“While this storm does not, at this time, appear that it will become much stronger, I urge all Floridians to be prepared and to listen to announcements from local emergency management officials,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.

“We will continue to monitor the trajectory and strength of this storm as it moves towards Florida.”

Florida counties under a State of Emergency are:

Brevard
Broward
Charlotte
Citrus
Clay
Collier
DeSoto
Duval
Flagler
Glades
Hardee
Hendry
Highlands
Hillsborough
Indian River
Lake
Lee
Manatee
Martin
Miami-Dade
Nassau
Okeechobee
Orange
Osceola
Palm Beach
Pasco
Polk
Putnam
Sarasota
Seminole
St. Johns
St. Lucie
Sumter
Volusia