Tropical storm Nicholas downgraded
- 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 05:30 GMT, but has now weakened.
- More than 360,000 power outages have been reported in Texas, President Joe Biden declared an emergency in Louisiana.
- It comes just weeks after Hurricane Ida: the 5th strongest to ever hit the US mainland.