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Photos: Tropical Storm Nicholas makes landfall in Texas, lashing coast

Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthened to a hurricane in the western Gulf of Mexico on Monday night before making landfall along the middle-Texas coast during the predawn hours Tuesday.

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The storm produced wind gusts over 90 mph and cut power to more than 100,000 customers as it bombarded coastal Texas, but forecasters most feared its heavy rain both in the Lone Star State and southern Louisiana.

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Sept. 14 | Galveston, Tex.

Flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Nicholas.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | League City, Tex.

Siblings Brianna and Jonathan Werbil fish in floodwaters surrounding a neighborhood in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Nicholas.

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Adrees Latif/Reuters

Sept. 14 | Galveston, Tex.

A man picks up a felled traffic barricade.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | Galveston, Tex.

A car tries to drive through floodwater after the storm.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | Galveston, Tex.

From left, Zailey Segura, Zavery Segura and their mother, Karen Smith, wade through floodwaters.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | Galveston, Tex.

A vehicle moves through floodwater.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | Bay City, Tex.

A tree is uprooted by the storm.

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Elizabeth Conley/AP

Sept. 14 | Palacios, Tex.

Alfa Alamia cleans up her brother's yard.

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Elizabeth Conley/AP

Sept. 14 | Galveston, Tex.

Adrian Bentancourt cleans up debris from a fence that was blown down.

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David J. Phillip/AP

Sept. 14 | Bay City, Tex.

Parts of a roof sit on a car parked at Blessings Tire & Auto Care.

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Elizabeth Conley/AP

Sept. 14 | Houston

A carport hangs from power lines.

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Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Sept. 14 | Galveston, Tex.

A woman walks through floodwater.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | Galveston, Tex.

A truck drives through a flooded street.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | Galveston, Tex.

A flooded street.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | Galveston, Tex.

A man repairs his fence.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | La Marque, Tex.

A Texas flag flies in a bay.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | Houston

Debris and damaged road construction are left after Tropical Storm Nicholas moved through.

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Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Sept. 13 | Corpus Christi, Tex.

People shield their faces from wind and sand ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas, on the North Packery Channel Jetty.

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Annie Rice/AP

Sept. 13 | Matagorda, Tex.

Clouds form over the skies as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches.

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Elizabeth Conley/AP

Sept. 13 | Corpus Christi, Tex.

People's hair blows in the wind on the North Packery Channel Jetty.

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Annie Rice/AP

Sept. 13 | Corpus Christi, Tex.

Palm trees blow in the wind.

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Annie Rice/AP

Sept. 13 | Galveston, Tex.

A person who only wanted to be identified as Joe takes cover from high winds and rain in a broken umbrella.

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ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

Sept. 13 | Galveston, Tex.

Frank Rivera, right, and his friend Jaime Ybarra watch the wind and waves.

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Jon Shapley/AP

Sept. 13 | Galveston, Tex.

A surfer tries to paddle through the surf as wind and rain from Tropical Storm Nicholas batters the area.

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Jon Shapley/AP

Sept. 13 | Galveston, Tex.

A car speeds through a flooded street.

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Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Sept. 13 | Galveston, Tex.

Celbing Diaz is engulfed by a wave while fishing ahead of the Tropical Storm Nicholas.

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Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Sept. 13 | Bay City, Tex.

Cyclists make their way down a street.

Elizabeth Conley/AP

Elizabeth Conley/AP

Sept. 13 | Palacios, Tex.

Debris from palm trees blows down the street as winds pick up.

Elizabeth Conley/AP

Elizabeth Conley/AP

Sept. 13 | Matagorda, Tex.

A local gets some provisions from Salty Dog.

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Elizabeth Conley/AP

Sept. 13 | Houston

The generator section is seen cleared out at Home Depot as people prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas.

Yi-Chin Lee/AP

Yi-Chin Lee/AP

Sept. 13 | Houston

Jose Magia buys a generator for home and work at Home Depot.

Yi-Chin Lee/AP

Yi-Chin Lee/AP

Sept. 13 | Kingwood, Tex.

Paul Villagomez secures filled gas containers in his truck as he prepares for Tropical Storm Nicholas.

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Jason Fochtman/AP

Sept. 13 | Matagorda, Tex.

A CITGO gas station roof is blown away by Tropical Storm Nicholas.

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