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What Houstonians Can Expect From Tropical Storm Nicholas – And How To Prepare

We’re following Tropical Storm Nicholas and helping you prepare for possible flooding, power outage and storm surge.


A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Nicholas in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.


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It's all about Nicholas today.

Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to make landfall this evening near Matagorda Bay. It looks like it will travel Northeast along the Texas coast through Tuesday night.

City and county officials are asking Houston-area residents to hunker down by tonight.

Mayor Sylvester Turner said that while the worst is likely to come overnight, Houstonians should avoid areas prone to flooding starting this afternoon and remain indoors if possible.

What should you do right now to get ready?

What do we know about the storm's path and intensity?

Today, local meteorologists are here with the latest. Plus, we also get updates on potential impacts to power, local grocery store shelves and flooding along coastal counties.


Frank Billingsley

  • Chief meteorologist, KPRC Channel 2

Eric Berger

  • Meteorologist and managing editor for Space City Weather

Lisa Helfman

  • HEB's director of Public Affairs
Nathan Brownell
Matt Sebesta

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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