Tampa, Florida 2021-09-13 21:13:23 –
Houston (AP) — Tropical Cyclone Nicholas is gaining strength and threatening to land in Texas as a hurricane.
Tropical cyclone # Nicholas Almost a hurricane, the air pressure drops to 988 mb and the wind continues at 70 mph. The storm is expected to land near Matagorda Bay later tonight. Impacts in south-central Texas are expected to be primarily limited to heavy rainfall. #txwx pic.twitter.com/Maf1tJQVm5
— NWS Austin / San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) September 14, 2021
Forecasters say it can bring up to 20 inches of rain on parts of the Gulf Coast. The National Weather Service states that Nicholas can cause tornadoes along the coastal areas.
The storm could hit the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey and Louisiana, who was hit by the storm in 2017.
Although the system is expected to rain only a small portion of Harvey, almost all of the state’s coastline has been warned of tropical cyclones, including flash floods and possible urban floods.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott says authorities have deployed rescue teams and resources along the Houston area and along the coast.
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