The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, urged the inhabitants of the state to respect the directives of the local authorities, reported the AFP news agency.
With maximum sustained winds of 95 km / h, Nicholas “could cause areas of strong urban and flash flooding” and is expected to “make landfall on Monday,” the Miami-based meteorological center said.
At 7 o’clock today, the storm was located 65 kilometers from the mouth of the Rio Grande, which marks the border between the United States and Mexico.
For their part, scientists warned that climate change is increasing the strength of hurricanes, putting coastal populations at risk.
Also, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, which was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, tweeted: “Heavy rain is expected tonight and into tomorrow. I highly recommend that you stay off the roads tonight.”
Finally, the coastlines suffered floods that were made worse by rising sea levels.