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Watch Storm Nicholas hit the Texas coast bringing more than a foot of rain

Tropical Storm Nicholas hit the Texas coast early on Tuesday as a hurricane and dumped more than a foot 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.

Nicholas made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula and was soon downgraded to a tropical storm.

It is the 14th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.

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