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The Gulf Coast Getting Battered by Tropical Storm Nicholas

Houston, Texas (AP) — Nicholas is now downgraded to a tropical storm, but it gained strength overnight as hurricane dumping more than a foot of rain along the the same area swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017:

At least 360,000 power outages are reported in the Houston area alone:

The National Hurricane Center says the storm made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula and was soon downgraded to a tropical storm. It’s also drenching storm-battered Louisiana and bringing the potential for life-threatening flash floods across the Deep South. Galveston, Texas, has seen nearly 14 inches of rain so far, while the flood-prone Houston area has received more than 6 inches of rain.

Louisiana, already hard hit by Ida, is bracing for more rainfall.

Nicholas is the 14th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. The season officially began on May 22nd and ends Nov. 30th.

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