Nicole Downgraded to Tropical Storm, But Heavy Rain and Strong Winds Continue

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Hurricane Nicole weakened back to a tropical storm after it made landfall along the east coast of Florida early Thursday, but it still brought heavy rain, gusty winds, and storm surge, according to the National Hurricane Center. The Orange County Sheriff’s said Thursday that a man and a woman were killed after they were electrocuted by a power line knocked to the ground. According to, around 350,000 homes and businesses in Florida lost electricity.