Hurricane Nicholas hits Texas with flash flooding, power outages | USA TODAY 1

Hurricane Nicholas hits Texas with flash flooding, power outages | USA TODAY


Thousands are without power in Texas and Louisiana after Hurricane Nicholas made landfall.
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Hurricane Nicholas slammed across the Texas coast early Tuesday, crashing onto land along the Matagorda Peninsula with torrential rains and storm surge and threatening to envelop much of the Deep South in flooding.

The storm's winds eased slightly as it crossed land, and Nicholas was a tropical storm Tuesday morning with sustained winds of 60 mph. The storm's center was just 15 miles southwest of Houston.

Nicholas reached shore 70 miles from where historic Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017 – and actually closer to Houston, which was overwhelmed by that Category 4 monster's deadly flooding. On Tuesday, Matagorda was quickly awash in storm surge and flooding as Nicholas rolled in.

"Nicholas could cause life-threatening flash floods across the Deep South during the next couple days," National Hurricane Center specialist Eric Blake warned.

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  1. Wait til next list of hurricane names, this yr,b4 u fix? They made 2 lists,for a reason, that has no political party.

    1. About 250,000 people die every day.
      If everybody prayed for them every day,
      about 250,00 people would still die every day.

  2. Another major storm in Texas ………..isn’t this time for Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott to go to Cancun for a “vacation”?
    mia sententia

    1. Ted Cruz took his family and moved out of area so people who need help can get them. You are twisting altruistic act of Senator Cruz into something else.

  3. Difference between science and religion: Science changes as evidence changes and never claims to know things it cant proof Religion never changes no matter what happens and claims to know everything without proof That’s why Religion is like a stone bonded to human progress

  4. Hello American citizens, in this time all us should is asking for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris impeachment. Both are destroying USA and each day more this country became much more vulnerable!

  5. Recovery and rebuilding after hurricane is really hard especially your flooded assets. We can’t really control Mother Nature but all we can do is just be ready for it as much as we can. Have your emergency checklist always ready and consider flood protection to your car and belongings before flood strikes. Praying for all impacted!

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