One year ago today, Hurricane Nicole becomes powerful Atlantic hurricane

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(WTVY) -- One year ago today, on October 12th, 2016, a powerful Atlantic hurricane would reach peak strength.

Wind and surf picks up as Hurricane Nicole approaches the Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve in St. Georges, Bermuda, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Wind and rain began battering Bermuda as the British territory braced itself for Hurricane Nicole, which could become a major Category 3 storm before it hits the island on Thursday morning.

Hurricane Nicole would reach sustained winds of 140 miles per hour.

The storm would hit Bermuda hard--knocking out power to 90 percent of households, and partially peeling the roof off the airport.

Despite the extensive damage to the island, no serious injuries or fatalities were reported from the storm there.

Nicole also kicked up major rip currents on the Florida coast as well.

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