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Nicholas makes landfall as a hurricane, flooding parts of Texas


Hurricane Nicholas made landfall on the Gulf Coast of Texas on Tuesday morning, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy precipitation to the area before transforming into a tropical storm.

More than seven inches of rain hit the Houston area, causing flooding on roads, while high winds knocked down trees. More than 300,000 people were left without power in Texas.

The governors of Texas and Louisiana have already asked President Biden for disaster assistance. The same area was hit by Hurricane Harvey with a record 60 inches of rain in 2017. Louisiana is also still recovering from Hurricane Ida two weeks ago.

Nicholas makes landfall as a hurricane, flooding parts of Texas
A resident examines the damage caused by Hurricane Nicholas in San Luis Pass, Texas, September 14, 2021.

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