Living With Climate Change: Nicholas could bring catastrophic flooding to parts of Texas and Louisiana — what we know about climate change’s impact

Living With Climate Change

Last Updated: Sept. 13, 2021 at 9:34 p.m. ET

First Published: Sept. 13, 2021 at 9:33 p.m. ET

A car speeds through a flooded street ahead of the Tropical Storm Nicholas in Galveston, Texas. A hurricane watch is in effect as Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to make landfall later Monday night.

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Tropical Storm Nicholas is making its way toward Texas and Louisiana, threatening to drench the region for much of the week, as inland flooding and tornado risks remain a hallmark of another busy storm season and climate change in general. Having slowed to a near standstill in the Gulf of Mexico, Nicholas could strengthen significantly. A hurricane watch is in effect from Port Aransas to San Luis Pass, Texas, the National Hurricane Center said, meaning hurricane conditions — with sustained winds of at least 74 mph — are possible…

                  

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