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More than 400,000 Texans currently without power

Nicholas' landfall led to local crews sent to affected area
Nicholas packed winds of up to 75 mph when it made landfall
Posted at 12:20 PM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-15 09:19:48-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — More than 400,000 Texans currently are without power after Nicholas made landfall overnight.

The storm packed 75 mph winds as it touched down on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula.

Winds where whipping across that area as heavy rain made way for flooding there.

Rescue teams and resources are in the Houston area and along the coast.

Nicholas is expected to bring heavy rain and flooding to storm-battered Louisiana later today and into tomorrow.

Local AEP Texas crews are in Port Lavaca, Bay City and El Camp after the storm made landfall.

Those crews from the Coastal Bend were sent to the area ahead of the storm to help with power outages caused by heavy rains and flooding.

Correction: An earlier version of the story indicated that 400,000 AEP customers were without power because of Tropical Storm Nicholas. It was 400,000 total Texas customers across the state who were without power early Tuesday.