Heavy rain, strong wind. Meteorologists in the US are warning of floods and possible tornadoes.
[Austin -] Hurricane “Nicholas” hit the coast of the US state Texas on Tuesday night (local time). The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Twitter that the magnitude one in five hurricane hit land on the Matagorda Peninsula, southwest of Houston.
The meteorologists at the hurricane center reported heavy rain and strong winds. They also warned of floods and possible tornadoes. “Nicholas” is scheduled to move across southeast Texas on Tuesday and then to the neighboring state of Louisiana on Wednesday. People there are still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane “Ida” two weeks ago.
“Nicholas” – coming from the Gulf of Mexico – had gained strength late Monday and had been upgraded from a storm to a hurricane. The US media reported that the power had already failed in some areas along the Texan coast.
“Ida” hit the coast of the southern state of Louisiana southwest of New Orleans on August 29 as a dangerous four-of-five hurricane. Then he weakened. Remnants of the storm caused severe weather and catastrophic floods in the northeastern United States. Dozens of people died across the country. [dpa]