Tropical Storm Approaches

Nestor is moving quickly up the Gulf Coast and is ready to destroy anything in its path

via Nasa Earth Observatory

Nestor is moving quickly up the Gulf Coast and is ready to destroy anything in its path

Tropical Storm Nestor has crashed into the Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast is a region in the United States that includes Alabama, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississpisi. The storm has caused destruction within the states in the Gulf Coast.


   On the night of October 18th, 2019, the Gulf Coast was set to get slammed by Nestor; the storm started in the Gulf of Mexico. It had brought in wind speeds that can peak up to 50 miles per hour. With these speeds, it brought in many tornadoes that caused destruction to homes, workplaces, stores, schools, and flipped over a lot of people’s vehicles For the kids, they got to miss 2 days of school, but this wasn’t a good thing; they had to be inside homes inside a storm that can injure them and their families. While California doesn’t receive hurricanes and tropical storms as much as the east coast, California has gotten 2 hurricane like storms since the last century. Luckily, no one has gotten injured at the time.


  Comparing Nestor to other hurricanes and tropical storms, Nestor is like a weak rainfall. According to the SSHWS, which stands for the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, Hurricane Michael, a category 5 hurricane from October 7th, 2018 to October 16th, 2018, had caused the most damage in the Florida Panhandle which is located in the northwestern part of the United States. Another category 5 hurricane to compare to Nestor is Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma took place on August 30th, 2017 to September, 2017. Though Nestor is not as powerful as other storms that have happened in the United States, it has still changed people’s lives and caused some destruction. 


A couple days passed by and Nestor became less powerful. It has brought down to a small cyclone, but remains to have tornadoes at the moment. After Nestor became a small cyclone, a new one had formed on October 24th, 2019 which has no reports at the moment. Tropical Storm Nestor will soon go away but will leave an impact to the people in the Gulf Coast including their property.