Tropical Depression Nicholas

At a Glance

  • Some roads are closed in southern Louisiana.
  • More than 100,000 power outages are still being reported in Texas.
  • The flood threat isn't over for parts of the Gulf Coast.

Tropical Depression Nicholas is dumping rain on parts of the South s the storm slowly inches across land, bringing more misery to some areas hit just over two weeks ago by Hurricane Ida.

(MORE: Latest Forecast for Nicholas)

Here are the latest updates as of Wednesday afternoon:

Sandbags Distributed in Florida Panhandle

Residents in Okaloosa and Escambia counties can fill sandbags at several self-service locations. The distribution is anticipation of several inches of rainfall, according to the Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners.

A social media post from the board said "there is a possibility of robust rainfall in a short period time for our area. We will be watching river levels as the storm moves through our area."

Roads Closed, Flooded in Louisiana

The state Department of Transportation is reporting water on several roadways across the southern part of the state. Closures related to flooding include LA-95 in both directions from LA-758 to LA-29, and portions of U.S. 167 and LA-457. Those closures are all in the same general area off Interstate 49 between Lafayette and Alexandria.

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Source: The Weather Channel