Hurricane Nicholas Makes Landfall

Tropical Storm Nicholas continues to move towards the Gulf Coast of Texas. Officials advise residents to remain vigilant and watch weather channels for continuous updates.


Via National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This graphic shows probabilities of tropical-storm-force winds coming from tropical Storm Nicholas.

By Brenna Buchanan, Co-Editor in Chief

The Texas Gulf Coast is under threat of flooding and high winds as Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to make landfall late September 13. The storm is expected to bring heavy amounts of rainfall and cause large amounts of flooding throughout the Houston area and other coastal counties.

Flooding is expected to be heaviest Monday, September 13, and Tuesday, September 14. As of Monday morning, there have been no widespread power outages due to the storm.

According to NPR, the large storm is projecting tropical-storm-force winds up to 115 miles per hour from the center. The storm continues to move slowly, approaching the coast. Forecasters expect Nicholas to gain speed as it makes contact along the shore.

The governor of Louisiana declared a State of Emergency, while Texas Governor Gregg Abbott raised the State of Emergency alert level and is preparing inclement weather management teams, including swift water rescue boat squads.

According to ABC 13, Nicholas could turn into a category one hurricane before making landfall. Most of the Texas coastline continues to be under Hurricane watch. As the storm moves over Texas, it is expected to lose momentum and possibly become a tropical depression as it moves through Louisiana.

Some Houston area school districts have decided to close due to the inclement weather. All afterschool activities for Monday have been canceled and school. All Lamar CISD campuses will be closed on Tuesday.

To find more information and updates on Lamar LCISD weather monitoring information visit the LCISD website.