Hurricane Nicholas Hits Texas, Downgraded to Tropical Storm
Tropical storm Nicholas has made landfall in Texas as millions brace for possible floods.
Nicholas hit Texas as a category one hurricane but was downgraded to a tropical storm shortly after.
Winds have already been whipping through many coastal towns, but the rain from the storm is posing the biggest threat.
The state is preparing for anywhere between 6 to 12 inches of rain, with some areas expecting as much as a foot and a half.
The storm is expected to linger for several days, and first responders are urging people to stay off the roads.
Nicholas is the 14th named storm of the season, a number not typically seen until mid-November.