Hurricane Nicholas made landfall over the Gulf Coast of Texas on September 14 at 12:30am. It has wreaked havoc across Louisiana and Texas. The heavy rain it has brought with it could cause “life-threatening flooding.”
Hurricane Nicholas was downgraded to a tropical storm soon after it made landfall.
But the storm’s impact has nevertheless devastated the US states of Louisiana and Texas.
Tropical storm Nicholas drenched the Houston area with more than seven inches of rain.
It caused heavy flooding to the area and roads were left underwater.
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While in Louisiana, more than 100,000 were left without power according to PowerOutage.us.
Dozens of schools across Louisiana and Texas have been forced to close.
Hundreds of flights arriving or departing from Corpus Christi and Houston airports have been cancelled or delayed.
President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in Louisiana.
The storm killed dozens of people and left more than a million Louisiana residents without power.
And the worst of the storm isn’t over yet.
The National Hurricane Centre warns the storm could cause “life-threatening flash floods” across the Deep South.
Forecasters predict the storm will produce another five to 10 inches of rain through Thursday.
Southern Louisiana could see up to 20 inches of rain in some isolated areas.
They said: “Life-threatening flash flooding impacts, especially in urbanised metropolitan areas, are possible across these regions,
“Widespread minor to isolated major river flooding is expected across portions of the upper Texas Gulf Coast and southern Louisiana and Mississippi.”
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards warned drains still clogged from Storm Ida could trigger flash flooding across the state.