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Nicholas makes landfall as hurricane, swamping parts of Texas

UniqueThis 8 Sep 14
 

Nicholas could bring "life-threatening flash floods" across portions of the Deep South, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday. Forecasters expect the storm to produce another 5 to 10 inches of rain in the upper Texas coastal area into central to southern parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle through Thursday. 

They said southern Louisiana could see up to 20 inches of rain in some areas. "Life-threatening flash flooding impacts, especially in urbanized metropolitan areas, are possible across these regions," the hurricane center said. "Widespread minor to isolated major river flooding is expected across portions of the upper Texas Gulf Coast and southern Louisiana and Mississippi."

 
  • A storm surge warning is in effect from High Island, Texas, to Sabine Pass.
  • A tropical storm warning is in effect from High Island to Cameron, Louisiana.
  • A storm surge watch is in effect from Sabine Pass to Cameron, Louisiana.

— The National Hurricane Center