Nicholas: Some Houston-area rivers, bayous and creeks out of their banks

Several weather alerts affected southeast Texas, as Nicholas moved through the area.

Heavy downpours could bring flash flooding to some areas. Along the coast, storm surge was reported.


Power outages, storm surge as Nicholas moves across southeast Texas

Nicholas has been downgraded to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph hours after it made landfall on the Matagorda Peninsula as a hurricane.

The weather conditions also affected the water levels in Houston-area rivers, bayous and creeks, with up to 14 of them reported out of their banks.

Rio Villa in the lower San Jacinto River hit 6.4 feet of storm surge as south-southwestern winds push the surge up the river.

At the mouth of Clear Lake to Galveston Bay, where flooding has been reported, it peaked at 6.13 feet and is now falling.


The Harris County Flood Control District reports the following bank channels reporting flooding possible: 

  • Chigger Creek @ Windsong Lane


More than 400K customers now without power due to Nicholas

Power outages are popping up across Southeast Texas, as Nicholas blows through the area, bringing high winds and heavy downpours.

The Harris County Flood Warning System has an interactive map showing conditions at rivers, bayous, creeks and tributaries.

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