WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla.—Tropical Storm Nicole weakened to a tropical depression as it crossed the Florida Panhandle on its way north into Georgia.
The storm had sent Florida homes toppling into the Atlantic Ocean Nov. 10 and threatened a row of high-rise condominiums in places where Hurricane Ian washed away the beach and destroyed seawalls only weeks ago.
At 10 p.m., a National Hurricane Center advisory said the center of the storm was about 20 miles north of Tallahassee with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was moving to the northwest at 15 mph.
The storm, which caused at least two deaths, was the first November hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 37 years and only the third on record. It delivered another devastating blow just weeks after Ian came ashore on the Gulf Coast, killing more than 130 people and destroying thousands of homes. (AP)