Toronto Star

Nicholas threatens to hit as hurricane


Tropical Storm Nicholas gathered strength Monday and threatened to blow ashore in Texas as a hurricane that could bring up to 20 inches of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and stormbatte­red Louisiana. Although the system was expected to generate only a fraction as much rain as Harvey, nearly all of the state’s coastline was under a tropical storm warning. that included potential flash floods and urban flooding. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said authoritie­s placed rescue teams and resources in the Houston area and along the coast. Forecaster­s at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the system's top sustained winds were 110 km/h.

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