Man Braces Against 'Intense' Hurricane-Force Winds as Nicole Lashes Florida

Dramatic footage recorded at Melbourne Beach in the early hours of November 10 shows the force of winds lashing the coast of Florida as Hurricane Nicole made landfall.

The video, by Samuel Roback, shows a man bracing against driving wind and rain.

“We were experiencing Category 1 hurricane conditions with wind gusts of 75 mph,” Roback said. “This was pretty intense.”

According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm made landfall south of Vero Beach with maximum sustained wind speeds of 75 mph.

By 4 am, Nicole was downgraded to a tropical storm. Credit: Samuel Roback/@weathermansam77 via Storyful

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