Storm Nicole slams into Florida coast

STORY: Amateur footage at Volusia County, Florida showed rain pelting down on residential areas and large waves hitting beaches.

Other clips showed the tide moving towards a partially eroded shore seen from Seaview Avenue at Daytona Beach.

Authorities in several counties along Florida's east coast issued mandatory evacuation orders or advised residents in low-lying areas along the shore and on barrier islands to seek shelter.

Nicole was packing sustained winds of up 75 mph (120 kph) as it made landfall on Grand Bahama Island and was expected to move ashore over the eastern seaboard of Florida.