Hurricane Nicholas made landfall in Texas on Tuesday morning near the Matagorda County community of Sgt. National Weather Service said.
What are you saying: Heavy rain, high winds and “dangerous” storms were brewing, National Hurricane Center said Just before 2 p.m. ET. According to the utility tracking site, more than 100,000 customers in Texas lost power. power outage.us.
threat level: A Hurricane Warning was in effect from Port O’Connor to Freeport in Texas, and a Hurricane Watch was issued from Freeport to San Luis Pass in the state.
- Storm surge watches and warnings were in effect for many parts of the Texas coast as well as in Louisiana, from Sabine Pass to Rutherford Beach.
- “Nicholas is expected to produce 6 to 12 inches of total rainfall over the upper Texas coastal areas on Wednesday, with a maximum amount of 18 inches,” the National Hurricane Center said. in one advice 2 pm ET.
Background: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Monday issued a state disaster declaration for 17 counties.
- President Biden has approved a disaster declaration for Louisiana, which is still grappling with last month’s deadly Hurricane Ida.
- Nicolas continued to strengthen after forming as a tropical storm in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.
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