Residents Encouraged to Stay off Roadways as Forecasted Thunderstorms Cause Heavy Rain in the City
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi and the Office of Emergency Management continue to monitor widespread showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall in the area. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 1:00 p.m. today and a Flash Flood Warning Thursday until 1:00 p.m. Police have closed North Shoreline Boulevard on North Beach near the USS Lexington, and barricades have been placed at Wildcat Drive and Teague Lane at Northwest Boulevard, and McKinzie Road and Haven Drive. High-water vehicles are on standby if needed.
During inclement weather, we want our community to be safe. If you must get out in these conditions, remember:
- Drive slower than usual, so you have time to react to other traffic on the roadway.
- Turn on your headlights, so you are visible to other vehicles and pedestrians.
- Be aware of possible flooding in low-lying areas.
- If you must be on the road, be aware and find an alternative route.
- Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn-Around. Don’t Drown.
The City and EOC team will continue to monitor our City’s infrastructure and the weather situation throughout the day.
Stay up to date on the latest conditions by registering for emergency alerts at www.reversealert.org.