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Hurricane Nicholas pounces Texas coast with 75 mph winds

Written by on September 14, 2021

By KTSU2News Service

Hurricane Nicholas pounced the Texas Gulf coast Tuesday at 12:30a.m. with 75 mile per hour winds leaving flooded streets and more than 354,000 residents without power.

Nicholas started as a tropical storm and strengthen to a category 1 hurricane before coming ashore on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, about 10 miles west-southwest of Sargent Beach, Texas, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The National Hurricane Center tweeted that the storm could cause “life threatening” flash floods across the Gulf coast states.

Several social media posts captured the storm lashing heavy rain and wind in the Matagorda and across the Texas coast.

Galveston also experienced heavy rain, wind and flooding.

Heavy winds whipped through Fresno as Nicholas washed ashore.

Houston Transtar cameras show the impact the storm has had on the roads.

Nicholas has once again weakened to a tropical storm.

KTSU2News will bring you the latest on Nicholas.