UPDATED 9:44 AM PT – Monday, September 13, 2021
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is warning residents in Texas and Louisiana that Tropical Storm Nicholas could make landfall as a hurricane. The NHC said Nicholas has been moving erratically off the the northeastern coast shore of Mexico and is expected to strengthen on its way inland toward Texas Monday.
Officials have reported several roads have been closed in Corpus Christi due to flooding. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said resources have been allocated to local officials in preparation for the storm and he asked that all residence take extra safety precautions.
Tropical Storm Nicholas could leave heavy rain, wind & possible flooding in various regions along the Gulf Coast.
The state began mobilizing resources on Saturday to support local officials.
Heed warnings from local officials and be sure to avoid high water.
Stay safe, Texas. pic.twitter.com/YhsduKBWjq
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 13, 2021
Forecasts predict heavy rainfall, gusty winds and potentially dangerous storm surges will impact parts of both Texas and Louisiana through the middle of the week. This has prompted a Hurricane Watch for parts of the Texas coast. Additionally, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for at least 8 million people from the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to southwestern Louisiana.