Though Nicholas has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, it has caused massive damage along the Gulf Coast.
By Tuesday morning there were more than 61,000 reported power outages in the Houston area, and the brunt of the storm hasn't arrived.
"It doesn't have to be a hurricane," Turner said. "These systems can intensify very, very quickly, and you can end up getting more rain than you anticipated."
Hurricane names beginning with the letter "I" are the most likely to have been retired.
Tropical Storm Nicholas is set to batter Texas with hurricane-speed winds and flash flooding.
The storm will bring most areas about five to 10 inches of rain, though some isolated places could receive up to 15 inches.
Road cleanup continues after the northeast was slammed by Tropical Storm Ida. The storm led to flash floods, power outages and road closures.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized anyone ordering deliveries, saying that: "If it's too dangerous for you, it's too dangerous for them."
Storm Ida, which is now classified as a tropical depression, has caused severe flooding and devastation in several states over the last few days.
Storm Ida, which is now classified as a tropical depression, caused severe flooding and devastation in several states over the last few days.
Storm Ida, which is now classified as a tropical depression, has caused severe flooding in several states over the last few days.
"We're enduring an historic weather event tonight with record breaking rain across the city, brutal flooding and dangerous conditions," de Blasio stated.
Rescuers stood in waist-deep water as they worked to free the animal, in just one sign of the destruction left behind by Hurricane Ida.
As Hurricane Ida whipped through New Orleans, four men began a workout routine in the middle of the street in the French Quarter.
Ida, which was downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane to a tropical storm on Monday, is expected to continue losing strength but will remain a dangerous storm system as it moves across much of the Southeast and into the North.
The storm will continue to weaken as it moves across the eastern U.S. throughout the week.
Early photos and videos show the extreme damage caused by the powerful storm.
Most blackouts are occurring in southeastern Louisiana. In New Orleans, nearly the entire city is still without power, with over 850,000 outages.
The National Hurricane Center said Monday that Ida was downgraded to a tropical storm but that dangerous storm surge and strong winds were still expected.
Ida made landfall at 150 mph near Port Fourchon, La., on Sunday. Now it's headed to New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
"Ida is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it approaches the northern Gulf coast on Sunday," the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory.
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005, and inflicted some $125 billion in total damages, according to NOAA.
The National Weather Service in New Orleans has warned that "dangerous impacts will be possible" from Ida when it hits the U.S. on Sunday morning.
"Customers should be prepared for lengthy outages," warned a company official, adding, "Now's the time to prepare with your family."
According to the National Hurricane Center, Henri is now expected to make landfall at or near hurricane strength on Long Island or in southern New England on Sunday.
"Our search crews are actively working, searching for more victims and more survivors," said Travis Donaldson, emergency services director for Haywood County.
The storm is projected to be near hurricane strength when it makes its final landfall in mainland Mexico on Friday.
In Canton, North Carolina, 13 adults and two children had to be rescued due to intense flooding from Fred.
The National Hurricane Center has predicted that Tropical Storm Grace could bring hurricane conditions to Mexico later in the week.
The arrival of Tropical Storm Grace came on the same day that the country raised the death toll from Saturday's earthquake to 1,419, along with over 6,000 people injured.