Hurricane Nicholas Makes Landfall in Southern Texas, Bringing Wild Winds and Heavy Rainfall

Hurricane Nicholas made landfall in southern Texas in the early hours of September 14, bringing heavy rainfall and wild winds.

The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph when it made landfall on the Matagorda Peninsula, according to the National Hurricane Center.

After making landfall, Nicholas was downgraded to a tropical storm and was expected to move along the Gulf Coast and bring heavy rainfall and life-threatening storm surges to the Texas upper coast and parts of Louisiana.

This video posted to Instagram by ttuheather shows the powerful winds and heavy rainfall combining in Galveston around when Hurricane Nicholas made landfall. Credit: ttuheather via Storyful

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