Hurricane Nicholas made landfall early Tuesday along the Texas coast and has since moved east threatening to bring more rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast recently ravaged by Hurricane Ida. Residents of the southern coast of Texas experienced heavy rain totals, but as Nicholas moved up the gulf coast it was downgraded to a tropical storm. Areas like Houston and Galveston sustained rain totals ranging from 6-14 inches and now the storm moves towards Louisiana.
USA Today reports that more than 200,000 Texas homes and business remained without power this morning as the remnants of Nicholas slide east. Although the storm has lost much of its strength, the slow moving nature of it will bring rainfall throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle through Friday.
Restoration efforts will begin today and take place throughout the rest of this week.