Early on Tuesday morning, Sept. 14, Hurricane Nicholas made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing the danger of up to 20 inches of rain to areas of the Gulf Coast, including the same area ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, as well as storm-battered Louisiana.

Nicholas was predicted to bring maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour) and up to 18 inches (460 millimeters) of rain to the Houston region, weather officials said, France 24 reported.

The National Hurricane Center warned Nicholas will bring “heavy rains, strong winds, and storm surges to portions of the central and upper Texas coasts.”

“Life-threatening flash flooding impacts, especially in highly urbanized metropolitan areas, are possible,” its most recent bulletin warned.

In parts of Texas and western Louisiana, total rainfall of six to twelve inches is forecast, with isolated maximum amounts of 18 inches.

“This rainfall may produce areas of considerable flash and urban flooding,” the center said.

According to Breitbart, late Monday, the hurricane grew from a tropical storm to a hurricane with winds of 75 miles per hour before making landfall at 00:30 local time.

President Joe Biden declared an emergency in Louisiana and ordered federal assistance, warning Texas and neighboring Louisiana residents to expect power disruptions and storm surges.

Nicholas was the Atlantic hurricane season’s 14th named storm in 2021.