New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)

Nicholas gets stronger, threatens to hit Texas 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 storm-battered Louisiana.

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.

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