District closely monitoring Subtropical Storm Nicole as it approaches Florida’s east coast

Map showing path of Subtropical Storm Nicole

District Emergency Operations Center Activated to Level 2

Map showing path of Subtropical Storm NicolePALATKA, Fla., Nov. 7, 2022 — The St. Johns River Water Management District is closely monitoring Subtropical Storm Nicole and is taking proactive measures to help manage the anticipated rainfall in the coming days.

  • The District’s emergency operations team is monitoring the storm’s path and water levels, to provide information to the public and be prepared to assist local government partners and other regional and state agencies as needed.
  • Anyone located along the St. Johns River, especially in central Florida where moderate and minor flooding are still occurring from Hurricane Ian, will want to monitor rainfall forecasts and river levels as levels are expected to rise with this storm event. Current river levels can be viewed on the District’s website at www.sjrwmd.com.
  • Additionally, tides and storm surge from the ocean influence the middle and lower St. Johns River. Water levels in the northern reaches of the St. Johns can rise with little advance notice.

All property owners should act now to be prepared for the storm’s rains by:

  • Keeping debris out of storm drains and ditches;
  • Reporting clogged ditches to local governments; and
  • Cleaning out gutters and extending downspouts at least four feet from structures.

Be sure to follow your county’s Emergency Operations Center for the latest local emergency updates. They serve as the primary entities responsible for emergency responses during storms, including implementing state-of-emergency declarations, evacuations and rescue efforts during flood-related disasters. The District may assist local governments in their response and recovery efforts.

Visit the District’s website at www.sjrwmd.com/localgovernments/flooding/ for information and links to flood statements and warnings, river stages, and local government emergency contacts.