AccuWeather's Bill Wadell reported live from the Texas coast on Sept. 14, as residents determined just how much damage had been done.
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High storm surge from Hurricane Nicholas breached a berm at Sylvan Beach Pavilion as the Harris County Sheriff's Office looked on.
Hurricane Nicholas made landfall in southern Texas in the early hours of September 14, bringing heavy rainfall and wild winds.The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph when it made landfall on the Matagorda Peninsula, according to the National Hurricane Center.After making landfall, Nicholas was downgraded to a tropical storm and was expected to move along the Gulf Coast and bring heavy rainfall and life-threatening storm surges to the Texas upper coast and parts of Louisiana.This video posted to Instagram by ttuheather shows the powerful winds and heavy rainfall combining in Galveston around when Hurricane Nicholas made landfall. Credit: ttuheather via Storyful
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Some people who work and live in coastal Texas communities say they underestimated the flooding and wind damage that Nicholas caused on Sept. 14.
Just as the Gulf Coast begins to recover from the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida, tropical storm Nicholas has now made landfall and is pushing oil prices higher on fears of more outages
- Miami Herald
Forecasters are monitoring three disturbances early Thursday and two have a high chance of turning into tropical depressions soon as they move across the Atlantic.
- The Weather Network
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Strong thunderstorms are dropping hail and bringing winds gusts up to 60 miles an hour across the Front Range, mostly in eastern El Paso County.
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Severe thunderstorms with winds up to 70 miles per hour and hail up to an inch in diameter blew across southeastern Colorado on Sept. 14, causing minor damage in some areas.
- The Weather Network
Thunderstorm threat continues overnight into Thursday, though reduced severe chance.
- Southern Living
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Sichuan's earthquake relief headquarters activated a level-II response, the Xinhua news agency reported, the second-highest in China's four-tier emergency response system.Luzhou City launched a level-I emergency response.The China Earthquake Networks Center said the epicentre of the earthquake was 29.2 degrees north latitude and 105.34 degrees east longitude. It struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) at 4:33 a.m. (2033 GMT).As well as at least three people killed, tens of people suffered light injuries, media reported.
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For the second time this month a Yellowstone National Park tourist has captured footage showing a wolf biting a grizzly bear’s butt.
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Tropical Depression Nicholas, which weakened from a tropical storm Monday evening, dropped torrential rain from coastal Texas into Louisiana.
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