Nicole strengthens to tropical storm en route to Bahamas


              Signs promoting candidates for Fort Myers Beach town council sit along a roadside on Estero Island, which was heavily damaged in September's Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. After the area was devastated and thousands were left displaced by Hurricane Ian, Lee County extended their early voting period and permitted voters on Election Day to cast their ballot in any of the dozen open polling places. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              FILE - Voters exit the polls after casting their ballots on the first day of early voting at the Supervisor of Elections Main Office in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Oct. 24, 2022. Election officials in some Florida counties urged people to vote early Sunday, Nov. 6, where possible as a potential tropical system threatens the state on Election Day. The Palm Beach County elections supervisor, Wendy Sartory Link, said voters who want to avoid weather-related disruptions should cast their ballots by 7 p.m. Sunday. (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
Nicole strengthens to tropical storm en route to Bahamas