Gusty Wind Blows Through South Padre Island as Tropical Storm Nears

Southern Texas prepared for tropical storm conditions as Storm Nicholas in the Gulf of Mexico approached landfall on Monday, September 13, bringing the risk for a life-threatening storm surge, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Footage taken at the Royale Beach and Tennis Club on South Padre Island captured gusty winds blowing through the area around 7 am Monday morning, Cristela Cortez Wise said.

“Don’t mess with Mother Nature,” Wise wrote on Facebook.

The NHC said portions of the southern and middle Texas coastline should expect flash flooding, dangerous storm surge, and gusty winds on Monday. Credit: Cristela Cortez Wise via Storyful

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