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Region prepares for anticipated arrival of Tropical Storm Nicole

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Nov 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-09 12:02:57-05

(WTXL) — With Tropical Storm Nicole approaching Florida and projected to alter weather in Florida’s Big Bend and south Georgia within the next 48 hours, communities are preparing for the storm.

As of Wednesday morning, Florida's Big Bend is under a Tropical Storm Warning, which was issued by the National Weather Service.

The storm is off Florida’s east coast and projected to make landfall between West Palm Beach and Vero Beach.

According to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office’s Division of Emergency Management, self-service sandbag stations are open at the Taylor County Public Works office located on East Highway 27 in Perry and at the county roll-off site in Steinhatchee.

Leon County Schools District announced late Wednesday morning that the district will close Thursday, Nov. 10 because of the Tropical Storm Warning.

The school district added all after school activities, athletic events and meetings will not be held Thursday and will be rescheduled.

The Gadsden County Schools District said Wednesday morning that it is monitoring the progress of the storm and a decision has not been made if school will be open Thursday.

GCS added it will release an update once a decision is made.