Tropical storm Nicholas brings heavy rain to Texas and Louisiana
Tropical storm Nicholas has been downgraded from a hurricane after making landfall on the Texas coast in the US, bringing heavy rain and the risk of life-threatening flooding.
The storm was upgraded to a hurricane after reaching land at 00:30 (05:30 GMT), but has now weakened.
More than 360,000 power outages have been reported in Texas, according to PowerOutage.us.
President Joe Biden declared an emergency in Louisiana.
It comes just weeks after Hurricane Ida - the fifth strongest to ever hit the US mainland - killed dozens and left more than a million Louisiana residents without power.
Nicholas is carrying maximum sustained winds of 70mph (110km/h), weather officials said, and is expected to hit the Texas coast and upper Louisiana with five to 10 inches of rain.
There could be rainfall of up to 20 inches across central to southern Louisiana, they said.