National Hurricane Center

Jarod Voisin walks through damage of his family's heavily damaged oyster processing plant, as rain from Tropical Storm Nicholas, currently in the Gulf of Mexico, comes down, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Houma, La., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Life-threatening conditions expected in Deep South amid Storm Nicholas

More than half-a-million people are without power and the Deep South is hunkering down as Tropical Storm Nicholas moves eastward. Nicholas was downgraded after making landfall in Texas as a Category One hurricane. Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms were already battering the state before the storm struck near Sargent Beach, just an hour south of Houston, early Tuesday morning.