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Tropical Storm Nicholas in Photos

The Weather Channel logoThe Weather Channel 9/14/2021 meteorologist

Tropical Depression Nicholas made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 1 a.m. Tuesday about 20 miles northeast of Matagorda, Texas. The storm is expected to hang over Louisiana into late this week, spreading its bands of rain and the possibility of flooding into the northern Gulf Coast.

Nicholas produced a storm surge of 3 to 6 feet above normal tide levels Tuesday morning on the upper Texas coast, with the highest surge occurring near Galveston Bay.

The storm brought 1 to 3 inches of rainfall in Houston's north and west sides, and local totals of more than 6 inches in the east and south metro area. The highest rainfall total was measured in Deer Park, Texas, with 9.85 inches.

(MORE: Tropical Depression Nicholas a Rainfall Flood Threat For Northern Gulf Coast)

The storm knocked out power to more than 502,000 homes and businesses in Texas and more than 93,000 customers in Louisiana at its peak on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, there were still more than 115,000 customers without power in Texas and more than 73,000 without power in Louisiana, according to

Photos show downed trees and damaged homes and buildings throughout Texas. Click through the slideshow to see how the affected areas are dealing with Nicholas.

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