A 68-year-old man died this Thursday of cardiac arrest in Cocoa, a town located in the middle of the east coast of Florida, when “Nicole”, which hit the area as a category 1 hurricane, caused strong sea blows against the yacht this person was on.
With this, there are already three fatalities as a result of the passage of “Nicole” through Florida.
The first information, which includes flooding and damage to structures, pointed to the death of two people electrocuted by a cable that fell due to the force of the tropical storm winds in Orange County, in the center of the state.
Yvonne Martínez, a spokeswoman for the Cocoa Police Department in Brevard County, explained that a 911 call for help was received from a woman who reported that her husband was in danger.
Firefighters managed to get on the yacht and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation of the man, who was later transferred to a medical center where they confirmed his death.
Meanwhile, the areas of Florida most affected this Thursday by the passage of tropical storm “Nicole”, which reached the category of hurricane 1 when it hit the east coast of the state, are slowly recovering normality while the tropical system continues its march northward.
Regarding the material damage, the Volusia County Sheriff, Mike Chitwood, reported on social networks that in the Daytona Beach area the bridges to the beach were closed.
It also reported that houses in the coastal area of Wilbur-by-the-Sea have collapsed and other properties are at imminent risk.
On the coast facing the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa International Airport, one of the most affected, reported that it has remained open and operational, but weather conditions caused the cancellation of 18% of flights and the delay of 30% until the moment.
Another consequence of “Nicole’s” passage through Florida was the loss of electrical service, which according to the Poweroutage.us website has not yet recovered more than 135,000 subscribers..
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