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Nicholas Threatens to Lash Gulf Coast With Rain for Days

  • Torrential rains menace region still recovering from Ida
  • Urban areas at risk of flash-flood impact: hurricane center
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WATCH: Storm Nicholas made landfall in Texas with the threat of up to 18 inches of rain.Source: KTRK via APTN
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Storm Nicholas is lashing the U.S. Gulf Coast with torrential rain that could last for days, knocking out power, unleashing floods and dealing another blow to the energy industry just two weeks after Hurricane Ida. 

The storm, now classified as a tropical depression, is moving across the southeastern edge of Texas and into Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 30 miles (45 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center said in its most recent public advisory. It is expected to pose a danger as it drags across the region, before dissipating Thursday night or Friday local time.