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Cyclist make their way down a street in Bay City, Texas as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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Vehicles make their way over the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge in Matagorda, Texas as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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GALVESTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 13: Celbing Diaz fishes ahead of the Tropical Storm Nicholas on September 13, 2021 in Galveston, Texas. A hurricane watch is in effect as Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to make landfall later this evening. Parts of the Texas Gulf Coast, southwestern Louisiana, and Mexico may see up to 20 inches of rain with Nicholas bringing life-threatening storm surges, isolated tornadoes and projected tropical-storm winds of up to 115 miles. Brandon Bell/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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A crew restore power to traffic lights in the aftermath of Hurricane Nicholas in League City, Texas, U.S., September 14, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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FILE PHOTO: Local resident John Smith holds his 18-month-old son Owen as he stands near breaking waves on a pier ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicholas in Galveston, Texas, U.S., September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo
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A man fishes under a tree as flood waters surround a neighbourhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Nicholas in League City, Texas, U.S., September 14, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 14: Dallas Baines, 77, disposes of fallen tree branches after Tropical Storm Nicholas moved through the area on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. "I've got no power, so I thought I might as well get out and get some cleaning done. There hasn't been much flooding in this area since Harvey," said Baines when asked about the Tropical Storm Nicholas. Nicholas strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane as it made landfall late Monday evening, but is gradually weakening as it moves towards the Northeast. Nicholas is projected to become a tropical depression by tomorrow. Brandon Bell/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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Clouds form over the skies near Matagorda, Texas as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 14: Debris and damaged road construction are left after Tropical Storm Nicholas moved through the area on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane as it made landfall late Monday evening, but is gradually weakening as it moves towards the Northeast. Nicholas is projected to become a tropical depression by tomorrow. Brandon Bell/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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Debris from palm trees blow down the street as winds pick up as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Palacios, Texas. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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People shield their faces from wind and sand ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, on the North Packery Channel Jetty in Corpus Christi, Texas. Lifeguards paroled the beach to warn people of the upcoming conditions. (Annie Rice/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)
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HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 14: Dallas Baines, 77, disposes of fallen tree branches after Tropical Storm Nicholas moved through the area on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. "I've got no power, so I thought I might as well get out and get some cleaning done. There hasn't been much flooding in this area since Harvey," said Baines when asked about the Tropical Storm Nicholas. Nicholas strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane as it made landfall late Monday evening, but is gradually weakening as it moves towards the Northeast. Nicholas is projected to become a tropical depression by tomorrow. Brandon Bell/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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Debris lies in the pool of a home in the aftermath of Hurricane Nicholas in League City, Texas, U.S., September 14, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A man fishes under a tree as flood waters surround a neighbourhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Nicholas in League City, Texas, U.S., September 14, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 14: A carport hangs from power-lines after Tropical Storm Nicholas moved through the area on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane as it made landfall late Monday evening, but is gradually weakening as it moves towards the Northeast. Nicholas is projected to become a tropical depression by tomorrow. Brandon Bell/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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A woman walks her dog as flood waters surround a neighbourhood park in the aftermath of Hurricane Nicholas in League City, Texas, U.S., September 14, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 14: A carport hangs from power-lines after Tropical Storm Nicholas moved through the area on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane as it made landfall late Monday evening, but is gradually weakening as it moves towards the Northeast. Nicholas is projected to become a tropical depression by tomorrow. Brandon Bell/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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Larry Reed, left, Fred Williams, center, and Adrian Bentancourt clean up debris from a fence that was blown down by Hurricane Nicholas Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Galveston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 14: A person walks through a neighborhood in the Fifth Ward after Tropical Storm Nicholas moved through the area on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane as it made landfall late Monday evening, but is gradually weakening as it moves towards the Northeast. Nicholas is projected to become a tropical depression by tomorrow. Brandon Bell/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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Adrian Bentancourt cleans up debris from a fence that was blown down by Hurricane Nicholas Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Galveston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Updated 14 September 2021

Nicholas, now tropical storm, dumps rain along Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Nicholas hit the Texas coast early Tuesday as a hurricane and dumped more than a foot (30.5 centimeters) of rain along the same area swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, drenching storm-battered Louisiana, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people and bringing the potential for life-threatening flash floods across the Deep South.