Tropical Storm Warning Issued
Residents Urged to Review Their Safety Response Plan
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is actively monitoring a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. City departments have been ready to respond if necessary.
The City is working closely with the National Weather Service (NWS). Though impacts from this system depend on where it moves, the NWS forecast expects it to produce heavy rains and high winds along the Texas coast.
The system is expected to move inland over south Texas early Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are 40 to 50 miles per hour with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecasted, and the system is expected to become a tropical storm before it reaches the Texas coast.
Along area beaches, the storm surge is expected to produce moderate coastal flooding through late Wednesday, with the potential for water to reach the dunes and beach access roads.
Expect very wet and stormy conditions during the morning commute on Tuesday. The storm is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches, with isolated higher amounts of 3 to 5 inches, across southern Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday. This rainfall could lead to areas of flash and urban flooding.
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.
- While driving, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around. Don’t Drown.
The City’s Solid Waste Department reminds residents that heavy rain causes street flooding and can turn over trash and recycling carts. Customers are advised to wait until the morning of their collection to set out their carts.
Garbage, Recycling, and Brush & Bulky Collections are not expected to be impacted.
Residents are asked not to tamper with City manhole covers and should not remove covers to sewer sanitary clean-outs on their property as this could lead to storm water entering the sewer system.
For the most up-to-date information on Libraries, Senior Centers, and Parks & Recreation, visit:
Public Libraries: https://www.cctexas.com/library
Senior Centers: www.cctexas.com/seniorcenters
Parks & Recreation: Parks & Recreation Department | City of Corpus Christi (cctexas.com)
The Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) is not anticipating flight delays or cancellations. Travelers can download their airline apps for the latest information on flight status.
The City and EOC team will continue to monitor conditions throughout this weather event.
Residents are encouraged to have an emergency plan in place. You can find out what you need for your emergency kit, ways to protect your home, why you should back up your computer files, and pet care tips through the City’s website at www.cctexas.com/beready, on the City’s social media channels, Facebook @citygov and Twitter @cityofcc.
To get the latest weather updates from the City of Corpus Christi, residents should sign up for weather alerts at www.cctexas.com/alertsignup or text BeReadyCCNC to 888777. Messages and data rates may apply.
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