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Tropical Storm Nicholas heads for Gulf Coast


Tropical Storm Nicholas in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Associated Press via NOAA

Tropical Storm Nicholas heads for Gulf Coast

Forecasters said the storm could bring flooding and rainfall of up to 10 inches to Texas and storm-battered Louisiana by the middle of the week. Nicholas is on track to pass near the South Texas coast on Monday before moving onshore along south or central Texas on Monday evening.

How are the states preparing? Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said state officials stationed rescue teams and resources in Houston and along the Texas Gulf Coast. Texas authorities issued a hurricane watch from Port Aransas to Freeport, while most of the state’s coastline remained under a tropical storm warning. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency on Sunday night. Nicholas is scheduled to bring the heaviest downpour west of where Hurricane Ida hit the state two weeks ago. More than 100,000 customers still had no power across the state early Monday.

Dig deeper: Track the storm’s progress on the National Hurricane Center’s website.


Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD’s Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University–Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria.

@onize_ohiks

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