Austin (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Tropical Cyclone Nicholas landed along the Texas coast in early September 14. At that time, Category 1 hurricanes rained more than a foot.
Governor Greg Abbott posted a social media message on Tuesday morning, stating that the state “… deployed torrent boats, helicopters, and high-profile vehicles to support local government relief efforts.”
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Texas has deployed torrent boats, helicopters, and prominent vehicles to assist local governments in rescue operations resulting from floods and strong winds.
Emergency shelters have been set up for residents who may be evacuated #HurricaneNicholas.. https://t.co/596k1t8cRA
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 14, 2021
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Nicholas landed in the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula and was soon downgraded to a tropical cyclone. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, it was about 15 miles south-southwest of Houston, with a maximum wind speed of 60 miles per hour as of 7 am on Tuesday. Nicholas was the 14th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Galveston saw nearly 14 inches of rain from Nicholas, while Houston reported more than 6 inches of rain. This is just part of the rain that fell during Harvey, which rained more than 60 inches in four days in southeastern Texas.
The storm was expected to move northeast at 8 miles per hour, with Nicholas’ center slowly moving southeast of Texas on Tuesday and southwest of Louisiana on Wednesday.
Other news: Nicholas was fortified by a Category 1 hurricane before landing along the Texas coast
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