Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Forecasted Heavy Rains

City Reminds Motorists Do Not Drive Around Barricades

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX –Heavy rains are forecasted for the Coastal Bend overnight. As the City monitors the weather conditions, residents are encouraged to safeguard family, pets, and property.

The National Weather Service predicts rainfall totals of up to 12 inches through Thursday which could lead to extensive street flooding. The Public Works Department is prepared to place barricades in areas prone to flooding including Flour Bluff, North Beach, and Las Colonias near La Volla Creek. High-water rescue vehicles also will be staged to respond to any possible emergencies.

During inclement weather we want our community to be safe. If you must get out in these conditions remember:

  • Do not drive around barricades.
  • Drive slower than usual so you have time to react to other traffic on the roadway.
  • Turn on your head lights 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 Solid Waste Services Department reminds residents street flooding can turn over trash and recycling carts and asks customers to wait until morning to put out carts. Do not place them in street gutters. If necessary, place carts in the area behind the curb but not blocking the sidewalk.

The City and EOC team will continue to monitor the weather situation throughout the week.

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