Florida picks up after Nicole kills at least 5

Homes are damaged and collapsed after the shore on which they stood was swept away, following the passage of Hurricane Nicole, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Wilbur-By-The-Sea, Fla. (Rebecca Blackwell, AP)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WLNE) — Floridians are picking up the pieces after this week’s storm — Hurricane Nicole — killed at least five people and ripped apart buildings with its dangerous storm surge and powerful winds.

A man and a woman were killed by electrocution Thursday when they touched downed power lines in the Orlando area, the Florida Medical Examiners Commission said.

Also in Orange County, one man died in a crash, and a male pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle because of poor road conditions, medical examiners said.

Another man died as waves battered his yacht against a dock in Cocoa, despite efforts to resuscitate him by paramedics who managed to get on board as the boat broke away from its moorings, Cocoa Police said.

Just six weeks ago, Hurricane Ian caused an initial round of damage that contributed to problems from Nicole.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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