Every Friday, FreightWaves takes a look at the past week or so in social media, highlighting images in trucking, transportation and weather. This week features Hurricane Nicholas’ Texas landfall, summer snow in Alaska, cargo ships stuck off Southern California and more.
Hurricane Nicholas struck the Texas coast, making landfall as a Category 1 storm Tuesday near Matagorda Bay. Flooding and power outages ensued due to sustained 75-mph winds, torrential rain and several feet of storm surge. As of early Friday morning, about 50,000 customers in the impact zone still had no electricity. Winds weakened to below tropical storm strength pretty quickly as Nicholas moved inland toward Galveston Bay.