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Tropical Storm Nicholas Local Statement Advisory Number 10
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX  AL142021
1013 AM CDT Tue Sep 14 2021

This product covers Southeast Texas

**NICHOLAS MOVING SLOWLY ACROSS THE HOUSTON METROPOLITAN AREA**


NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - The Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Bolivar
      Peninsula, Chambers, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris,
      Galveston Island, Inland Galveston, Inland Harris, Northern
      Liberty, and Southern Liberty

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Bolivar Peninsula,
      Chambers, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, and Galveston
      Island

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 50 miles west of High Island TX
    - 29.6N 95.3W
    - Storm Intensity 45 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 40 degrees at 6 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Nicholas has made its way to the Houston metro area, and its broad
center is now near Chambers County. The storm is continuing to weaken,
and because of this, the tropical storm warning has been canceled. The
storm surge warning remains in effect from San Luis Pass to High
Island and a coastal flood advisory remains in effect for a few
more hours for the Brazoria County Islands.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* SURGE:
Potential impacts from the main surge event are still unfolding across
Galveston Bay area. Remain well away from life-threatening
surge having additional significant impacts. If
realized, these impacts include:
    - Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Elsewhere across Southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

Do not be a thrill seeker or risk your life for senseless photos or
videos.

If you are prone to flooding or in an area under a storm surge watch
or warning, be prepared for the possibility of a quick and dramatic
rise in water levels.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Houston/Galveston TX around 4:30 PM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.

$$

Lenninger


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