Tropical storm Nicholas hits US
Tropical Storm & # 171; Nicholas & # 187; has already reached the coast of Texas in the USA.
The storm reached the coast 30 kilometers from Houston, on the Matagorda Peninsula. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, the wind speed dropped to 50 kilometers per hour, although initially the wind speed reached 110 kilometers per hour. Meteorologists predicted that about 51 centimeters of precipitation will fall in the state.Previously, the storm will affect the same area that was flooded by hurricane & # 171; Harvey & # 187; in 2017. The storm & nbsp; & # 171; Nicholas & # 187; & nbsp; became the 14th hurricane & nbsp; in the Atlantic, & nbsp; got its name.
The storm moves over the state to the northeast at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour. The center of the storm is predicted to move from Texas to Louisiana, which was hit by Hurricane & # 171; Ida & # 187 ;.
According to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, local authorities prepared for the storm and concentrated rescue teams along the coast. The rains continue in Houston, which means that the city is under the threat of flooding. Barricades from water flows in the most vulnerable areas were previously installed on the streets.
It is known that on Tuesday, in the coastal areas of the state, winds knocked down several trees, tore off roofs and sheds at some gas stations. Several settlements have already been disconnected from electricity in the region. According to CenterPoint Energy, more than 300,000 homes were left without electricity in Houston.
Schools in communities & nbsp; along the Gulf Coast & nbsp; canceled classes on Monday due to a thunderstorm. Houston Schools announced the cancellation of classes on Tuesday, September 14.
Due to bad weather, several testing and vaccination sites for COVID-19 in the Houston and Corpus Christi areas have been closed. Also canceled is a concert by Harry Styles, which was supposed to take place in Houston. Rainfall in various regions ranges from 15 to 46 centimeters.
According to the meteorological service, tornadoes are possible along the upper Texas coast and the southwest coast of Louisiana.