Houston, TX

Are You Evacuation-Ready? CAT 1 Hurricane Nicholas Could Flood Houston

Jenn Leach

This Gulf Coast development named Nicholas is barreling towards the coastline, said to impact Texas and Louisiana according to reports from the National Hurricane Center.

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Life-threatening flooding and storm surge appear to be the biggest threats that will present, so far.

NHS said:

...NICHOLAS MOVING ERRATICALLY NORTHWARD JUST OFFSHORE THE SOUTHERN COAST OF TEXAS... ...FLASH FLOODING, DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN AND MIDDLE TEXAS COASTS TODAY...
There is the danger of life-threatening storm surge inundation along the coast of of Texas from Port Aransas to Sabine Pass. Residents in these areas should follow any advice given by local officials.

Closures around the city

Establishments, businesses, and school districts in the surrounding area are set to close as the public prepare for the impact from Nicholas.

Here's a list of area school districts that are closing early according to:

  • HISD
  • Alief ISD
  • Aldine ISD
  • Angelton ISD
  • Anahauc ISD
  • Brazosport ISD
  • Clear Creek ISD
  • Cleveland ISD
  • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
  • Damon ISD
  • Danbury ISD
  • Dayton ISD
  • Deer Park ISD
  • Dickinson ISD
  • Fort Bend ISD
  • Friendswood ISD
  • Galveston ISD
  • Hitchcock ISD
  • Huffman ISD
  • Katy ISD
  • Klein ISD
  • Lamar ISD
  • La Porte ISD
  • Livingston ISD
  • Magnolia ISD
  • Needville ISD
  • Pasadena ISD
  • Pearland ISD
  • Santa Fe ISD
  • Shepherd ISD
  • Splendora ISD
  • Spring ISD
  • Spring Branch ISD
  • Stafford Municipal School District
  • Sweeny ISD
  • Texas City ISD
  • Tomball ISD

Make sure to check your local media including News Break and other outlets to get up to date information about closures happening around the city.

Hurricanes can cause major damage as wind speeds can run into the double digits and flooding can cause huge impact to surrounding areas.

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Reports of Tropical Storm wind gusts are already being reported, according to The Weather Channel. The threat of rainfall flooding is present and residents should prepare the best they can in the hours leading up to landfall.

The Weather Channel said:

Tropical Storm Nicholas will be a major rainfall flood threat to parts of the Texas and Louisiana coasts and will also bring strong wind gusts and storm surge.
Nicholas is centered over 100 miles south of Port O'Connor, Texas and is expected to make landfall along the middle Texas coast as soon as Monday night.

What's the outlook?

This is the projected path Nicholas is going to take, according to The Weather Channel:

When natural disaster strikes, you try to prepare the best you can.

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Do you have your hurricane kit ready?

According to Ready.gov, here are some things you should have on hand:

  • Water
  • Food
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Whistle
  • First aid kit
  • Dust mask
  • Wrench or pliers

Visit Ready.gov to see the full hurricane kit you should prepare for your household plus some extras you might want to consider like masks, prescription medicines, cash, pet food, and more.

Are you hurricane ready?

Comment below to share your thoughts.

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