Hurricane Nicholas brought showers and thunderstorms to parts of Texas and Louisiana as it made landfall to the southwest of Houston.
Power outages were also being reported across the Texas coast, with more than 200 thousand people without electricity as intense winds due to Hurricane Nicholas caused the trees to topple onto power lines.
The highest wind gust recorded so far was 95 mph on Matagorda Bay, Texas, on Monday night.
It is expected that Hurricane Nicholas will carve a path through the state from Wednesday throughout the remaining days of this week, bring more heavy rain on its way out.
Saltwater-Recon.com posted a view of the storm surging on Twitter, saying:
“This is a bit difficult to see, but this is a view looking across Galveston Bay towards the Kemah Bridge from Seabrook. #stormsurge #txwx This is real bad… #Nicholas”
Meteorologist Zack Fradella also shared the latest update, warning that the Category 1 Hurricane must not be taken lightly.
Another meteorologist, Chris Bruin, shared an update on how Hurricane Nicholas was starting to hinder regular life in Texas.
“Have yet to even fall asleep in this extreme noise from the wind and waves Hurricane Nicholas is bringing. Currently I'm in my bed getting sprayed with mist as the balcony doors got blown in taking out a piece of the wall with it and now won't close back up,” Bruin said.
Visuals of powerful winds (source: Twitter/@KHOU):
Hurricane Nicholas, which was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane at about 10 pm on Tuesday had deluged parts of Texas as soon as it approached.