Tropical storm hit Texas

Tropical storm hit Texas
Tropical storm hit Texas

On the coast of Texas and some areas of Louisiana in the United States, another hurricane - "Nicholas" took place. The storm caused heavy rainfall and left more than 400,000 households without electricity, writes NBC News.

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The Nicholas moved inland from the Gulf Coast on the morning of 14 September. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), a tropical storm hit the coast in the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula in Texas with wind speeds of 121 kilometers per hour and heavy rain. After 4 a.m., more than 320,000 homes in Texas and 95,000 in Louisiana were de-energized. The level of precipitation in the coming days can range from 76 to 101 millimeters per hour. On the Texas coast, precipitation is likely to reach 457 millimeters.

The hurricane could still cause "life-threatening flash floods in the Deep South in the next couple of days," the NHC said, as the state's infrastructure is not adapted to such intense rainfall, especially in urban areas. According to preliminary data, flood threat will overtake Louisiana within two days. Areas still recovering from Hurricane Ida will also be affected. Air carriers United Airlines and Southwest Airlines have canceled all flights from Texas Corpus Christi International Airport for 24 hours due to "worsening weather conditions."

Nicholas was the eighth tropical storm to hit the US coast this year. The number of hurricanes does not exceed the norm, but their scale and consequences for the country turned out to be much more destructive than usual. Climatologists believe that the intensification of hurricanes is caused by global warming. This summer, in addition to Ida and Nicholas, heavy rains and floods in the American states caused storms Henry and Fred. "Henry" cut power to more than 10,000 homes and businesses and damaged bridges and roads, and because of "Fred" Georgia was rocked by a series of tornadoes. "In August, 35 people died and it was the deadliest flood month in the United States since Hurricane Harvey in 2017," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a report.

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