On the early morning of the 14th local time, hurricane Nicholas made landfall on the coast of Texas, cutting off power to more than 500000 users in the state and possibly bringing heavy rain to parts of the Gulf of Mexico, chinanews.com reported.
“Nicholas” transit wind slightly weakened, weakened into a tropical storm on the morning of the 14th, with a sustained wind speed of 45 miles per hour (about 72 kilometers). According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), as of 11 a.m. EST, the storm center was only 10 miles southeast of Houston.
The Houston School District, the largest school district in Texas, and other school districts have cancelled 14 day courses. Several new crown testing and vaccination sites in the state were also forced to close.
The storm will continue to bring heavy rainfall to the areas hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the central coast of Harvey four years ago and stayed in the territory for four days. The hurricane killed at least 68 people, 36 of them in Houston.
“Nicholas may trigger life-threatening flash floods in the deep south in the next few days,” warned black, an expert at the National Hurricane Center
It is expected that the center of “Nicholas” will pass through southwest Louisiana on the 15th, which is expected to bring heavy rain there. Louisiana Governor Edwards has declared a state of emergency.
Meanwhile, tornadoes may also hit the northern coast of Texas and southern Louisiana. The storm is also expected to bring heavy rainfall in Southern Mississippi and southern Alabama.
“Nicholas” is the fifth storm with rapidly increasing wind power this hurricane season. According to meteorologists, these types of storms are becoming more and more frequent due to climate change and sea warming. The United States has experienced 14 named storms in 2021, including 6 hurricanes and 3 large hurricanes.
Post time: Sep-15-2021