(Houston) Tropical cyclone Nicholas The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday evening that a hurricane has made landfall in the Gulf of Mexico, approaching the U.S. coast and heading towards the city of Houston.
With winds of up to 120 km per hour, Nicholas “Heavy rains, strong winds and hurricanes are bringing havoc to the central and northern coasts of Texas,” the NHC said in its 3:00 GMT bulletin, which is 30 kilometers southeast of Matteo, a few kilometers south of Houston.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott urged residents to heed the warnings of local authorities.
“We expect heavy rain this evening and tomorrow. I strongly urge you not to go on the road,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. Harvey In 2017.
At a supermarket in the Houston area, shelves were smashed Monday by residents who came to refuel before the storm, especially in milk or eggs.
The company must implement the maximum amount of authorized purchases for water.
Gas stations are also seeing a larger number of customers than usual.
As of Monday evening, several roads in Matagorda and Lavaka counties, about 1.5 hours from Houston, were closed due to flooding.
Schools in the Houston area will be closed Tuesday and school activities scheduled for Monday afternoon have been canceled.
The Harris County Flood Management Service, based in Houston, announced on Twitter that its tanks were empty and ready to store as much rain as possible.
The Department of Meteorology warns of up to 50 centimeters of rain in southeastern Texas.
Storm Nicholas Should weaken from Tuesday, but will continue its course in the Northeast.
“Lone Star State” is used for hurricanes and tornadoes. However, scientists believe that these phenomena are becoming more powerful as the surface of the oceans warms. In particular, they pose a more significant risk to coastal communities that are victims of wave-sinking phenomena that are exacerbated by rising sea levels.