Hurricane Nicholas path tracker LIVE – Storm smashes Texas and Louisiana after growing to life-threatening 75mph Category 1 cyclone.
TROPICAL Storm Nicholas became a Category 1 hurricane on Monday night.
It strengthened as it closed in on the Gulf Coast, threatening to bring heavy rains and life-threatening flash flooding to Texas and Louisiana.
Storm trackers correctly predicted that the storm would make landfall by Monday night as the storm grew stronger as it moved toward the coastline.
The NHC warned of "life-threatening storm surge inundation" along the coast of Texas from Port Aransas to San Luis Pass.
Texas Gov Greg Abbott tweeted on Sunday night that the state had already begun mobilizing resources due to the threats of heavy rains, winds, and potential floods posed by Nicholas.
"Heed warnings from local officials and be sure to avoid high water," he added.
Hurricane Nicholas path tracker LIVE – Storm smashes Texas after growing to life-threatening 75mph Category 1 cyclone
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