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Tropical Storm Nicholas conditions at Padre Island

Posted at 6:10 PM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 00:05:41-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — ​At Padre Island the waves have not come close to the seawall but there has been rough surf.

There were some people in the water, but it is strongly advised not to do that. Despite the storm being only a tropical storm and not a hurricane, the storm surge is still dangerous.

One woman we spoke to says that the storm surge was worse during Hurricane Hanna last year. She says the waves were slamming up on the seawall.

"Being where I am standing right now there was waves hitting where we are now, the surge is not as intense as it was for Hanna," said Padre Island resident Nicole Shank.

While we are not feeling the effects like we did during Hanna, the storm surge has picked up as well as the rain and wind.

Dean Stewart and his daughter from north Texas came down to Padre Island to experience the storm but was glad it was not major.

I just think it's just amazing how much power it has and it is not areal powerful storm." He said " But you can really see the water churn up bad, you could get in a lot of trouble out here."