- Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens the Gulf Coast with heavy rains on Monday.
- The National Weather Service issued multiple warnings and alerts in effect in 34 regions of the Houston area.
- According to authorities, the storm will create a significant flood threat in Texas and Louisiana.
The National Weather Service stated that six alerts and four advisories are in effect in 34 regions of the Houston, Texas area as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the Gulf of Mexico coast, Click2 Houston reported.
On Monday, Tropical Storm Nicholas continues to move down the Gulf Coast, threatening to bring heavy rain and flooding to coastal areas of storm-ravaged Texas, Mexico and Louisiana. As the storm approaches the Texas coast, it is expected to strengthen.
Storm Nicholas threatens heavy rain and flooding
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami (NWS) said Nicholas was getting stronger, with maximum winds of 60 mph (95 kph). Was traveling from North Northwest at 14 mph (22 kph) on a track forecast to pass near the South Texas coast Monday night, then move inland along the South or Central Texas coast Monday night. evening.
As of Monday morning, Nicholas was approximately 45 miles (75 kilometers) southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande and 200 miles (325 kilometers) south of Port O’Connor, Texas, The Associated Press reported.
Hurricane warning issued
A hurricane watch was issued from Port Aransas to Freeport, Texas. Much of the state’s coastline was under a tropical storm warning as the system was expected to bring heavy rains that could cause flash flooding and urban flooding.
Total rainfall of up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) was expected in Texas and southwestern Louisiana, with isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches (50 centimeters) in parts of the Texas coast from Sunday night to midweek. .
Louisiana declares a state of emergency
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state has placed rescue teams and resources in the Houston area and along the Texas Gulf Coast. “This is a storm that could leave heavy rain, as well as wind and probably flooding, in several different regions along the Gulf Coast. We urge you to listen for local weather alerts, heed local warnings, ”Abbot said in a video message.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Sunday night ahead of the storm’s arrival in a state still reeling from last year’s Hurricane Ida and Hurricane Laura and historic flooding.
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