November 8, 2022 – Flagler County Parks and Recreation is closing all its dune walkovers and beach access points – effective immediately – for safety reasons for the duration of Subtropical Storm Nicole.

“We kindly ask for everyone to please stay clear of these access areas until they reopen them after the storm,” said County Administrator Heidi Petito. “We want everyone to be safe, and there are definitely going to be stronger winds and higher surf than what we are used to experiencing.”

Officials have urged residents and businesses to prepare for tropical-storm-like impacts, including topping off emergency kits and having a destination in mind to go if evacuations are called for. Those on the barrier island – from the Volusia County line to the St. John’s County line – should be prepared to evacuate as early as Wednesday morning.

Recommendations for preparation include:

  • Make a Plan – Talk to friends and family about how communicating before, during, and after a potential storm will work. Have a primary, secondary, and possibly even a tertiary plan for where to go in the event of an evacuation. Consider staying with family or friends outside of the evacuation area in addition to hotels or motels.
  • Build a Kit – Gather supplies necessary to be “Off-the-Grid” for a week after a disaster for everyone in the home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have. The kit should include food, water, medications, clothing, cash (as credit card/ATM machines may not work), radios, batteries, generators/fuel. Portability is key should evacuation be required.
  • Protect Property – Secure outdoor items that could take flight in a strong wind, including loose tree limbs. Prepare window and door protection, such as shutters, should they need to be installed.
  • Sign up for Alert Flagler at, to receive timely emergency notifications.

FEMA is closing the temporary Disaster Recovery Center at the Flagler County Fairgrounds Wednesday, November 9, through Friday, November 11, in preparation of Subtropical Storm Nicole.

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