Sen. Rick Scott: Floridians Should Get Prepared for Potential Impacts of Subtropical Storm Nicole

November 7, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following a call with National Weather Service Director Ken Graham, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement urging Floridians to stay alert and get prepared this weekend as the state monitors the path of Subtropical Storm Nicole, which the National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasts to possibly become a tropical storm that could impact Florida as early as Wednesday, November 9.


Senator Rick Scott said, “Every Floridian must take Subtropical Storm Nicole seriously. We know how quickly severe weather can intensify, and although landfall is expected a few days from now, this storm is moving quickly and cannot be ignored. Today, I spoke with Ken Graham, the Director of the U.S. National Weather Service, and my team and I are in contact with local and state officials to make sure Florida is ready. The storm has the potential to bring strong winds and dangerous storm surge. Remember: preparedness saves lives. Our state is resilient because Floridians know how to prepare, and now is the time for every family to make sure they have a plan, gas in their vehicles and seven days of emergency supplies, food and medication. Do not wait—prepare today.”


Senator Scott encourages all Floridians to visit his website at to get prepared today. See the latest on Subtropical Storm Nicole from the National Hurricane Center at or @NHC_Atlantic on Twitter, and from the Florida Division of Emergency Management at or @FLSERT on Twitter.