Officials warn of Tropical Storm Nicholas’ potential ‘life-threatening flash floods’

Satellite animation of Tropical Storm Nicholas.

Nicholas made landfall early Tuesday morning along the Texas coast as a Category 1 hurricane, pummeling eastern portions of the state with fierce winds, heavy rain and flooding.

People from San Luis Pass to High Island, including Galveston Bay, face a possible “life-threatening storm surge” of up to 5 feet as Nicholas bears down, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Storm surge in Surfside Beach, TX from Hurricane Nicholas

— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) Septem...

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