Residents Encouraged to Stay off Roadways as Thunderstorms Dump Heavy Rain in the City
City’s AMBUS Responds to Weather-Related Accident
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 Flash Flood Watch until this evening. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the day, with the possibility of two to four inches of rainfall.
Public Works crews have responded with barricades and are monitoring reports of street flooding on the following roadways:
- Surfside Boulevard on North Beach
- NPID and Leopard Street
- IH 37 and McKinzie Road
- Martin Luther King Boulevard and Staples Street
- HWY 286 and Tarlton Street
The Corpus Christi Fire Department’s AMBUS is en route to its first deployment after reports of a rollover accident with multiple injuries on rain-slick US Highway 281. The AMBUS is a unique EMS unit that can transport and care for up to 21 patients at one time.
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 the weather situation throughout the day.