Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-09-13 04:48:56 –
Miami (AP) — Tropical Cyclone Nicholas traveled up the Gulf Coast on Monday, threatening to bring heavy rains and floods to the coastal areas of Texas and Mexico and the storm-stricken Louisiana.
A forecaster at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Nicholas has been strengthened, causing a strong wind of 60 mph (95 km) with a 1 am CDT update. Predictive trucks that pass near the southern Texas coast on late Monday and travel ashore along the southern or central Texas coast by Monday evening travel north-northwest at 15 mph (24 km). Was there.
Hurricane Watch issued by Port Aranthus to Freeport, Texas. Many of the state’s coastlines were warned of tropical cyclones because they were expected to bring heavy rains that could cause flash floods and urban floods.
A total of up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rainfall is expected in Texas and southwestern Louisiana, up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) in parts of the Texas coast from Sunday night to mid-week. There was rainfall.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state has deployed rescue teams and resources along the Houston area and the Gulf of Texas.
“This is a storm that can leave heavy rains, winds, and possibly floods in different areas along the Gulf Coast. It is advisable to listen to local weather warnings and be aware of local warnings. “Abbott said in a video message.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared an emergency on Sunday night before the storm arrived with Hurricane Aida and last year’s Hurricane Laura and still recovering from the historic floods.
“The most serious threat to Louisiana is the southwestern part of the state, which continues to recover from Hurricane Laura and the May floods. Heavy rains and flash floods can occur in the region, but recently Hurricane Ida Heavy rains could occur this week throughout southern Louisiana, including the affected areas, “said Edwards.
The storm was expected to bring the heaviest rainfall to the west of where Hurricane Aida struck Louisiana two weeks ago. Forecasters didn’t expect Louisiana to be hit by strong winds again, but Yale climate-connected meteorologist Bob Henson said a hurricane knocked down a house, paralyzed electricity and water infrastructure, and killed at least 26 people. Predicted that rainfall could still afflict the area where it was.
“It could rain a few inches in southeastern Louisiana, where Aida struck,” Henson said in an email.
Throughout Louisiana, more than 100,000 customers were unpowered at the beginning of Monday, according to the utility tracking site poweroutage.us.
According to Donald Jones, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, Louisiana, storms can slowly move up the coast and cause heavy rainfall for several days.
“Heavy rain, flash floods seem to be the greatest threat across our region,” he said.
Lake Charles minimized the impact of Aida, but in 2020 there were multiple storms from Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, a winter storm in February, and a historic spring. Flood occurred.
“We are still a very tattered city,” said Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter.
He said cities, like all tropical systems, take the threat of storms seriously.
“Hope and prayer are not good game plans,” said Hunter.
In the Cameron Parish on the Louisiana coast, Scott Trahan is still repairing his home, which was damaged by last year’s hurricane roller, which put about two feet of water in his home. He hopes it will be over by Christmas. He said much of his area had moved instead of being rebuilt.
“If you hit your ass about four times, you won’t get up again. You’re going somewhere,” Trahan said.
Through Twitter, Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach said Nicholas was the 14th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Only four years from 1966, there were more than 14 named storms by September 12: 2005, 2011, 2012, 2020.
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