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Storm Nicholas sweeps across US, leaves 250 thousand homes without lights

Source : 112 Ukraine

The storm is also expected to hit southern Mississippi and southern Alabama
14:00, 15 September 2021

Storm Nicholas in the United States
NBC News

Tropical storm Nicholas hit Texas and Louisiana in the United States, leaving 250,000 homes without electricity. This was reported by NBC News.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Nicholas stepped up to Category 1 hurricane before crashing ashore in the eastern part of the Matagord Peninsula in Texas at a wind speed of 75 miles per hour.

On Tuesday evening, the storm was 50 miles east of Houston and was moving slowly toward Louisiana with winds of 40 miles per hour.

In Houston, school classes were canceled. Coronavirus testing and vaccination centers were also closed.

Weather forecasters are worried about how slowly the storm is moving. It is expected to subside on Wednesday. However, a slight movement is expected on Thursday. The storm is accompanied by heavy rains, which can cause floods. The storm is also expected to hit southern Mississippi and southern Alabama.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency before the storm. Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter urged residents to take the storm seriously.

As it was reported earlier, scientists from the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn analyzed ten devastating events of 2020 and 2021, among which they recorded many connections. In many cases, the disaster was triggered by the same anthropogenic factors.

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