.Texas City, TX, USA
Tropical Storm Nicholas is forecast to hit the same area hit the same area as Hurricane Harvey in 2017. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Tropical Storm Nicholas gathered strength on Monday
  • A tropical storm warning was in effect for nearly the whole state's coastline
  • The storm system's peak sustained winds hit 60 mph

.Louisiana, USA
US President Joe Biden. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • US President Joe Biden was in Louisiana on Friday
  • He was there to offer federal assistance
  • Hurricane Ida killed at least 48 people in the Northeastern US

.New Orleans, LA, USA
A resident makes a call as she stands in the front door of her flooded home in aftermath of Hurricane Ida. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Power returned for some people in Louisiana, three days after Hurricane Ida hit
  • Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said that much more work lay ahead
  • Some low-lying communities remained largely underwater

.New Orleans, LA, USA
People are evacuated from floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • The levees, floodwalls and floodgates that protect New Orleans held up against Hurricane Ida's fury
  • A preliminary survey of levees across Louisiana showed they did exactly as they intended and held water out
  • Most of the New Orleans levee systems has been in place for decades

.Louisiana, USA
Tropical storm-force winds extended as far as 70 miles (110 kilometres) north of the centre. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Tropical Storm Ida formed in the Caribbean on Thursday
  • Forecasters say it is on track to hit US Gulf Coast
  • "Now is the time for people to finalize their emergency game plan," Gov. John Bel Edwards said