I feel like we have been here before as a State of emergency for Pasco and Hillsborough declared for the oncoming Tropical Storm Nicole. Nicole is expected to be a hurricane here by midweek sometime and is set to strike the East Coast of Florida. Gov. Ron Desantis has preempted a State of Emergency out of abundance of caution.
Nicole is expected to be near the Bahamas Wednesday morning and by that night be on Florida’s doorstep. The path of this hurricane is wildly different then many we have seen as it plans to cut across the state towards Tampa/Saint Pete. After it actually is predicted to return back to the east coast. Weird we know.
Experts don’t believe this storm to be life-threatening in its current form but has the potential for a lot of destruction. If it actually makes it to Tampa and Saint Pete it would most like be a tropical depression some experts predict. The good news for Pasco and Hillsborough is that most of the rain will be dealt to the other side. Be prepared and be safe state of emergency for Pasco and Hillsborough declared! [Source Sun Sentinel]