Nicholas tropical storm accelerated and turned into a Type 1 (up to magnitude 5) hurricane shortly before it hit the Gulf Coast. United States This Tuesday (14).
Nicholas will bring a lot of rain to Texas until Wednesday (15) and Louisiana and Mississippi until Thursday (16). There is no information yet about the damages and victims.
Satellite image of Hurricane Nicholas / tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico on September 12, 2021 – Photo: AP via NOAA
Vehicles travel on the Intracostal Waterway Bridge in Madagorda, Texas, before Hurricane Nicholas strikes the state on September 13, 2021 – Photo: Elizabeth Conley / Houston Chronicle
After touching land, Nicholas weakened again into a tropical storm (losing even more intensity and turning into a tropical depression on Wednesday)The NHC said.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott warned people Monday afternoon (13):
“It will be a slow-moving storm across Texas that will last for several days and if it rains it will blow a huge amount,” Abbott said. “People need to be prepared for extreme events with high water levels.”
A man holds a baby in a ditch in Galveston, Texas, before Hurricane Nicholas hits the ground – Photo: Address Latif / Reuters
The Texas governor said a state of emergency has been declared in 17 counties and 3 coastal cities and rescue workers are on high alert.
Several flights were canceled at airports in the Houston area Hurricane Harvey in 2017 (Watch the video below).
The city’s busiest port navigation channel, with a population of about 2.3 million, was closed.
Hurricane Harvey killed at least 46 people in the southern United States
According to the NHC, parts of Texas will receive up to 250 mm of rain on Wednesday (15) and parts of south-central Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
Both states are still recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Ida, That Caused deaths in South America e Even in the northeast of the country it left a path of destruction (Watch the video below).
The death toll in the United States has risen to 63 since Hurricane Ida
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