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Alert in Texas, Louisiana and Northwest Mexico for Tropical Storm Nicholas

2021-09-12T23:57:06.426Z

Up to 10 inches are expected on the southern coast of the United States. The storm arises just two weeks after the tragic passage of Hurricane Ida. There are still more than 140,000 people without power in Louisiana.



Tropical Storm Nicholas was moving across the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and is expected to

strengthen on its way

to the coasts of Texas, Louisiana and northeastern Mexico, where it is forecast to bring heavy rains and cause flooding.

The National Hurricane Center indicates that Nicholas can dump

5 to 10 inches

of rainfall

over parts of the Texas and Louisiana coast

from Sunday afternoon into the week.

He added that in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, rainfall of between 5 and 13 centimeters (2 to 5 inches) is predicted between Sunday and Monday.

The eye of the storm

will pass near the coasts of northeastern Mexico and southern Texas on Monday, hitting southern or central Texas on Monday night or early Tuesday, according to the latest report.

"I ask Texans to follow instructions and warnings from local authorities and to

watch out for heavy rain and flooding

," Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement.

The president ordered to enable the necessary resources to attend to any eventuality that happens on the coast.

The Northeast of the country has not yet recovered from the scourge of Ida and now another storm threatens the region

Sept.

8, 202101: 44

[More than 40 dead in floods due to historic rains from Storm Ida in the Northeast]

The storm comes about two weeks after Hurricane Ida, which hit Louisiana, killing at least 26 people, destroying homes and leaving thousands of people without water or power.

As of Sunday morning there were still some 140,198 people in the state - 6.3% of the population - without power, according to the state Public Utilities Commission.

The storm is likely to move up the coast and trigger heavy rains for several days, said meteorologist Donald Jones of the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

"

There could be heavy downpours in southeastern Louisiana where Hurricane Ida impacted

," Bob Henson, a meteorologist at Yale Climate Connections, told the AP agency.

A satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Nicholas in the Gulf of Mexico on September 12, 2021.

["He hadn't hit like he did this time": Grace leaves at least 8 dead and houses destroyed in Mexico]

At 2 pm the storm was located

about 180 miles northeast of Veracruz

, Mexico, and 310 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande.

The Mexican National Meteorological Service issued a warning for the formation of the tropical storm.

Although it is not expected to make landfall in Mexico or escalate to a hurricane, the authorities predicted "heavy to torrential rains over the states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco, and very strong in Puebla" due to a storm in the south and southeast of the country.

The phenomenon arises while Mexico faces the “most difficult week” for Civil Protection, as declared by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, after the floods that

on Tuesday caused 17 deaths in a hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security in Hidalgo

, in the center of the country.

In addition, last Wednesday, cyclone Olaf formed in the Pacific, which hit Baja California Sur, in the northwest, as a category 2 hurricane, and left one dead due to a collapse on a highway in Jalisco, in the west.

"It's So Frustrating": New Jersey Latinos Watch Storm Ida End Years of Sacrifice

Sept.

3, 202102: 43

[How and when to prepare for a hurricane or tropical storm]

This Sunday, the authorities asked the inhabitants of the states of the Gulf of Mexico and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec "to take extreme precautions."

"The rainfall generated by the

tropical

cyclone

could generate landslides, increase in the levels of rivers and streams, and overflows and floods

in low-lying areas," says the Mexican meteorological service in its latest statement.

Philadelphia struggles to return to normal after historic flooding caused by Ida

Sept.

7, 202100: 20

[Biden visits areas of New York and New Jersey hit by Hurricane Ida: "We are going to deal with climate change"]

Phil Klotzbach, a hurricane expert at Colorado State University, noted on Twitter that Nicholas is the 14th storm to be named during the Atlantic season.

Aside from 2021, only four years have had that many storms before September 12: 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2020.

With information from AP and EFE

Source: telemundo

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