The storm is expected to bring a lot of rain as it hits just over Houston.
HOUSTON – Tropical Storm Nicholas is approaching a landing in Texas. He is expected to have a major influence in Southeast Texas. In Houston, we can count on the heaviest rains and the threat of flooding Monday and Tuesday with gusty winds as well.
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Harris County meteorologist Jeff Lindner has suggested individuals don’t leave the roads after 6 p.m. Monday night because the worst of times is happening.
Weather updates are below KHOU 11 meteorologists Tim Pandajis, Addison Green, Chita Crafts and David Paul to discover here and on our YouTube page. We even have updates from native agents and university district closures / cancellations.
Updates for Monday, September 13:
7:51 p.m. – The following Houston-area HEB stores will close at 8 p.m. Monday and are scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
- HEB Bay Colony
- Blackhawk HEB
- Pearland HEB plus!
- Siena Market HEB
- Western Colombia HEB
- Alvin HEB
- Santa Fé HEB
- Fairmont Parkway HEB
- HEB Lake Colony
- Chemin Fry and I10 HEB
- Mason Road HEB
- Gulfgate HEB
- Beech beech
- Westheimer and Kirkwood HEB
- Amiswood HEB
- HEB river park
- Clear Lake HEB Market
- boul. Bellaire HEB
- Grand Parkway HEB plus!
- Buffalo Market HEB
- Katy HEB Market
- HEB Sugar Land Market
- Montrose Market HEB
- Texas City HEB
- Pearl market
- San Felipe HEB
- City of the HEB League
- Jackson Lake HEB
- Clear Lake HEB Market
- HEB Deer Park
- Aliana HEB Market
- Richmond Market HEB
- Cross Creek Ranch HEB
- Bellaire HEB Market
- Mont Belvieu HEB
- Baytown HEB
- Meyerland HEB market
- HEB Spring Green Market
- MacGregor HEB Market
- Mi Tienda – Mi Tienda 1 will close at 8 p.m. on Monday, September 13.
- Joe V Smart Shop – Joe V Smart Shop: # 5 Baytown, # 6 Bellfort, # 7 W. Fuqua, # 9 Red Bluff / Pasadena will close at 9 p.m. Monday.
All of the different stores will operate below common times until they are listed.
7:31 p.m. – Flights have been canceled at the Bush Intercontinental Airport due to the storm.
7:00 p.m. – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will hold information talks tonight to discuss the influence of Tropical Storm Nicholas on the region.
Turner is expected to start around 7:30 p.m. and Hidalgo is expected to start around 9 p.m.
More protection from Tropical Storm Nicholas on the KHOU’s YouTube page 11:
6:07 p.m. – Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 17 counties in Texas attributable to Tropical Storm Nicholas.
Counties included in the state disaster declaration:
- San Patricio
“Texans across the Gulf Coast should prepare now for the impact of Tropical Storm Nicholas, which is expected to bring heavy rain and flooding to these communities,” Abbott said. “The State of Texas is working closely with authorities on the ground to provide the resources and support necessary to keep our communities safe, but it is up to all Texans on the way to this storm to take precautions,” to follow the advice of authorities and stay alert as this severe weather sweeps through Texas. “
5:35 p.m. – As Tropical Storm Nicholas hits Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is preparing the grid for reliability in the face of rain, winds and potential flooding.
In addition to officially alerting ERCOT market contributors to the weather threat, ERCOT has acted to reduce deliberate maintenance-related outages in space more than likely to be affected by Nicholas and has called on energy companies to put in carry out their emergency procedures in anticipation of the storm.
Any power outage caused by the storm will more than likely hit the native distribution scene. Local outages could be caused by components ranging from excessive winds flipping energy poles to tree branches falling on energy traces.
Residents and businesses facing power outages should contact their native electrical service providers to report these outages and get updates on restoration opportunities.
5:25 p.m. – Sam Houston State University’s core campus, the Woodlands Center, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine, will close at 6 p.m. Monday. Old Main Market and General’s Market will remain open until 8 p.m. All campuses and the Newton Gresham Library will remain closed on Tuesday, except for important staff. Food services will likely be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All faculties and services at Varnett Public School will likely be closed on Tuesday.
5:05 p.m. – A storm surge warning is in effect until 11:45 p.m. for Chambers County.
5:00 p.m. – The Galveston Ferry currently has three vessels operating with minimum hold at Galveston and Bolivar.
5:00 p.m. – Memorial Hermann introduced closures due to the storm:
- All Memorial Hermann Imaging Centers and Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Areas will likely close at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 13. Usually check again for updates on when these areas reopen.
- Memorial Hermann Urgent Care in Friendswood and Memorial Hermann Urgent Care in Clear Lake closed at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 13. All different areas of Memorial Hermann Urgent Care will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 13. when these areas plan to reopen. 24/7 virtual emergency care continues to exist.
- Memorial Hermann’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics will likely be closed on Tuesday, September 14 and Wednesday, September 15. To get your vaccine, we simply ask you to go to a drop-in location as soon as our COVID-19 vaccination clinics reopen on Thursday, September 16. Learn more about Memorial Hermann’s drop-in areas and times.
5:00 p.m. – Journalist Cheryl Mercedes reports on bayous and stream ranges as Tropical Storm Nicholas draws closer
You can check the bayou and stream ranges here.
4:33 p.m. – ISD Houston on Monday canceled all extracurricular actions and sporting events.
The district also canceled in-person and digital classes on Tuesday. Additionally, all of HISD’s workplaces and faculties will likely be closed on Tuesday. Students will not have to make up for the missed college day.
Here are two more college closures that were simply introduced:
- Boling ISD will likely be closed on Tuesday.
- All Prairie View A&M University campuses will likely be closed by Tuesday.
4:30 p.m. – A heavy truck crash on the Gulf Freeway near the South Loop caused a nightmare for site visitors Monday night. The Texas Department of Transportation said a number of lanes were blocked due to the crash. It is not known if anyone was injured.