Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall in Texas

Satellite handout image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Nicholas off the coastline of the US state of Texas at 13H40 UTC yesterday. The storm made land fall into the Texas coast this morning and is expected to dump around 460mm of rain in the Houston area today, causing considerable urban flooding. – AFP pic, September 14, 2021.

HURRICANE Nicholas slammed into the Texas coast early this morning, with meteorologists warning of life-threatening flooding.

The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 120km per hour, and was expected to dump up to around 460mm of rain in the Houston area, weather officials said.

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