Flashes Illuminate Sky Near Bay City as Hurricane Nicholas Approaches Texas

Red and blue flashes illuminated the stormy sky near Bay City, Texas, as the Lone Star State prepared for Hurricane Nicholas to make landfall on September 13.

Chad Casey, who shot this footage, wrote on Twitter that the lights were caused from power flashes. Storyful could not independently verify this claim, however, Texas’ power grid operator said in a statement “power outages caused by the storm will most likely be at the local distribution level.”

“Local outages can be caused by factors ranging from high winds toppling power poles to tree limbs falling on power lines,” the operator added.

The National Weather Service (NWS) upgraded Nicholas to a Hurricane late on Monday. The weather agency warned Nicholas’ landfall could bring with it “life-threatening flash and urban flooding” along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Credit: Chad Casey via Storyful

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