Live Hurricane Nicole Updates


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Dylan Dam, Content Team Editor

The Muse is working to provide live team coverage of Hurricane Nicole and its impacts on Palm Beach County. Check below for updates.

Important Things to Know:

  • For Palm Beach County, Evacuation Zones A and B have been given a mandatory evacuation order. If you don’t know your home’s evacuation zone, you can check at
  • A Hurricane Warning, Tropical Storm Warning, and Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the majority of Palm Beach County. You can check if your home is under a warning here.
  • Emergency Shelters in Palm Beach County are now open. If you are planning to go to a shelter, bring your own medications, bedding, and other necessities. Here are the following emergency shelter locations:
    • Independence Middle School – Jupiter, Florida
    • Palm Beach Gardens High School – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
    • Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School – West Palm Beach, Florida
    • Palm Beach Central High School – Wellington, Florida
    • Park Vista Community High School – Lake Worth, Florida
    • Lake Shore Middle School – Belle Glade, Florida
    • Pahokee Middle School – Pahokee, Florida

Live Updates

Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10:03 a.m. The School District of Palm Beach County made the decision to open all district schools tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11. In addition, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has made the decision to postpone some championship games and meets. You can find the full information regarding sports postponements here.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 8:59 p.m. Tropical Storm Nicole has now been upgraded from a tropical storm to a category 1 hurricane. Current sustained wind speeds are at 75 mph.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 4:16 p.m. The entirety of Palm Beach County is now under a Hurricane Warning in anticipation of Tropical Storm Nicole making landfall later today.

Image courtesy of the National Hurricane Center

Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9:32 a.m. Tropical Storm Nicole has now reached 70 mph sustained winds. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Nicole will become a Category 1 hurricane later on Wednesday before making landfall.

Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 5:42 p.m. Superintendent Burke has made the decision to close all Palm Beach County School District schools for Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Thursday, Nov. 10. You can read the full statement from Superintendent Burke here.