FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - A1A – a typically picturesque scenic road that travels alongside Florida's eastern coast – has been severely damaged in wake of Hurricane Nicole.
Photos posted by the Flagler County Sheriff's Office show roads by the beach collapsing after going head-to-head with towering waves. Deputies are advising residents, and visitors to stay off the barrier island until Tropical Storm Nicole passes.
Credit: Flagler County Sheriff's Office
On Wednesday, the already damaged Flagler Beach Pier faced off against waves after taking a hefty beating from Hurricane Ian back in September. Beach erosion had already begun in Flagler, well ahead of Hurricane Nicole's Florida landfall.
On Wednesday afternoon, FOX 35 News captured video of debris from the pier swirling around in the water beneath it.
Flagler County Officials signed an emergency order for evacuation in Zone A for the barrier island and closed all public schools and county government buildings.