The restaurant Dos Amigos, located in Satellite Beach, is seen with a roof that had caved in due to Hurricane Nicole.
Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane early Thursday morning before reverted back to tropical storm status, wreaking havoc across Florida’s east coast. These photos represent Melbourne, Florida’s experience with Hurricane Nicole. All photos are courtesy of Aria Lockman.
Photos taken Nov. 9th, before Hurricane Nicole made landfall
This photo was taken from one of the boardwalks leading to Paradise Beach in Satellite Beach, FL. It was taken at 1 p.m., approximately 13 hours before Nicole was expected to make landfall. The outer rings of the hurricane were gradually heading towards the east coast, causing higher winds and aggressive waves.
This photo was taken from the boardwalk of Paradise Beach. Take note of the gradual declining path leading down to the beach.
This photo shows the large amounts of seafoam that were produced due to the churning waves caused by the incoming storm.
Caution tape was warning individuals to stay off the beach, however it was torn and left flapping in the wind as people disregarded the warning.
An Atlantic Ghost Crab was seen scurrying across the sand to escape the incoming waves.
Photos taken Nov. 10, after Hurricane Nicole made landfall
A fallen tree limb in a neighborhood in Palm Bay, FL. This location was approximately 30 minutes away from the beaches.
This was an Andretti Thrill Park located in Melbourne, FL. The aggressive winds tore off the original theme park sign, ripping the wall of the indoor park.
This photo was taken from the boardwalk of Paradise Beach. Notice the increase of sand washed up along the steps of the boardwalk.
This is a front view of the boardwalk. Erosion from the storm created a sharp decline in the sand.
This photo pictures the startling alteration of the dunes along Paradise Beach.
This was the main boardwalk leading to Paradise Beach. Hurricane Nicole washed away various boards and sea rocks that made up the path. Some of these boards and rocks could be found farther down the beach as the waves washed them back to shore.
A downed fence near an apartment complex in Satellite Beach, FL near the beaches.