Tampa, Florida 2021-09-14 07:18:30 –
Nicholas landed on the Gulf Coast as a Category 1 hurricane early Tuesday morning, and according to the National Hurricane Center, some parts of the region could see “significant” rainfall in the coming days.
Nicholas landed at 12:30 am local time, about 10 miles southwest of Sargent Beach, Texas, with a maximum wind speed of 75 mph. Within hours of landing, Nicholas was downgraded to a strong tropical cyclone with a maximum wind speed of 70mph.
The system is already raining heavily on the Gulf Coast, and the NHC warns that the area could grow further in the coming days. The storm hugged the coastline and moved east, 10 to 15 inches of rain Between Houston and New Orleans.
Heavy rains can cause “life-threatening flashes and urban floods” across the eastern coast of Texas and Louisiana, according to the NHC.
Governor Greg Abbott on Monday Disaster Declaration in 17 Countries A move to promote state and federal funding for rescue and relief efforts in Texas for the next three days prior to Nicholas.
As Nicholas moves east to Louisiana, the area will withstand yet another major storm. The state experienced a major hurricane in Aida just a few weeks ago. The storm destroyed the state’s power grid. Some of the people who evacuated the country prior to Ida have not yet returned home.
Nicholas makes landfall in Texas Source link Nicholas makes landfall in Texas