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Posted on: September 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Nicholas Downgraded to Tropical Storm (4am 9/14 update)

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4 AM  9/14 UPDATE FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Nicholas has been downgraded to a tropical storm. The storm made landfall early this morning on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, about 10 miles west-southwest of Sargent Beach, Texas.  Heavy rains and winds are moving throughout our region and are expected to persist through the morning.  Between 6 and 8 inches of rain has fallen across the city in the last 24 hours. For the latest rain gauge levels visit https://harriscountyfws.org
Approximately 5,000 TNMP customers are without power. For latest outages visit https://www.tnmp.com/power-outage-map

There is localized street flooding throughout the City as well as tree branches and power lines down at various locations.

4AM advisory

CITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES IMPACTED BY TROPICAL STORM NICHOLAS (updated 9/13 at 3:30 p.m.)

Late Open Tuesday, Sep 14: City facilities will open no earlier than 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14. This includes City Hall, the City Hall Annex, the Municipal Courts building, Hometown Heroes Recreation Center, Helen Hall Library, and all City Parks. City administrators will reassess the situation on Tuesday morning to determine if this time needs to be adjusted.

Delayed Trash Service Tuesday: AmeriWaste is planning on collecting trach on Tuesday, September14, but will not start running crews until 11 a.m. There will be no recycling pickup.

Court Session Canceled: The session scheduled for Tuesday, September 14 at the League City Municipal Court has been canceled.

Senior Lunch Canceled: Senior Lunch Service at the Hometown Heroes Recreation Center has been canceled for Tuesday, September 14.

CITY PREPARATIONS (updated 9/13 at 5 p.m.)

Highwater vehicles are prepped and ready to go. If a high water rescue is needed, call 911 or LCPD Dispatch at 281-332-2566. 

To find the latest conditions visit http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/
High water locations are posted at http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/roadclosures/#highwater 

If and when streets start flooding, please avoid them, and do not drive through or remove barricades. Believe it or not, roadways and streets are designed to "flood" and convey water away from your homes. It is alarming and concerning, but there is no reason to call 911 for street flooding. Instead, you can alert our staff regarding flooding roads and drainage problems at the numbers below.

  • Report Flooded Roads to City's Traffic and Transportation Department 281-554-1199
  • Report Drainage Problems to City's Streets and Storm Water Department 281-554-1086
  • Report Power Outages to Texas New Mexico Power 888-866-7456


 

Keep current with the weather by following:
National Hurricane Center
US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas
Space City Weather

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