Tropical Storm Alberto: Latest Updates for Corpus Christi Residents

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The City of Corpus Christi will keep residents informed with ongoing updates about Tropical Storm Alberto, currently impacting our community. The safety and well-being of our residents continue to be the City’s top priority. Emergency services have been actively responding to those in need, ensuring that all emergency situations are being managed swiftly and effectively.

The City anticipates another high tide today at 4:00 p.m., attributed to the run-off water. Subsequent tides are forecasted to be lower following this occurrence. Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution and avoid flooded areas, particularly in the North Beach and Island regions. Anticipate road closures and the potential inaccessibility of beach roads. Locations in low-lying areas, including homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure, are vulnerable to flooding.

City Damage Assessment Teams are currently investigating and assessing flooding and damage throughout the City. Residents are urged to report any damage to personal property to the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) through the iSTAT Damage Surveys app, which can be found at: iSTAT Damage Surveys (texas.gov).

The City of Corpus Christi is also working closely with Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA), the American Red Cross, and other entities to evacuate North Beach residents to the Corpus Christi Gym/Natatorium in Corpus Christi, Texas, as needed.

City departments are currently functioning normally without any interruptions. Residents can find the latest information on the status of city services, including any road closures, below.

Animal Care Services:

The Animal Care Services Department is open and provides the usual services.

Corpus Christi International Airport:

No flights have been affected, and the Airport is operating as normal.

Solid Waste Operations:

  • Garbage and recycling collection is back on its regular schedule.
  • Trash pick-up, originally planned for Wednesday, June 18, was rescheduled for Saturday, June 22, in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday closure.
  • Heavy brush and bulky item collection has also returned to its regular schedule.
  • The J.C. Elliott Transfer Station and Collection Center is open.
  • The Cefe Valenzuela Landfill operates normally from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

311 Call Center:

The 311 Call Center is operating normal hours, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents can also continue to use the MYCC311 app on their mobile devices, which can be found at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching MYCC311.

Parks and Recreation Department Facilities:

Tennis Centers:

  • H-E-B Tennis Center – Open regular hours
  • Al Kruse Tennis Center – Open regular hours

Golf Courses:

  • Lozano Golf Center – Open regular hours
  • Oso Golf Course – Open regular hours

Public Pools:

Hours of Operation Vary by Location:

  • Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive, Open Lap Swim 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Open Swim 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • West Guth Pool, 9705 Up River Road, Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway, Closed
  • Greenwood Pool, 4305 Greenwood Drive, Closed
  • H-E-B Pool, 1520 Shely Street, Closed
  • Oso Pool, 1109 Bernice Drive, Closed

Splash Pads (Closed on Mondays):

  • Cole Park Splash Pad, 1900 Ocean Drive, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Lindale Park Splash Pad, 3133 Swantner Drive, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Bill Witt Park Splash Pad, 6869 Yorktown Boulevard, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Manuel Q. Salinas Park Splash Pad, 1354 Airport Road, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • West Haven Park Splash Pad, 1718 Cliff Maus Drive, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center:

  • Walking trails and playgrounds – Open daily, dawn to dusk
  • Learning Center – Open for scheduled classes

Senior Centers, Recreation Centers, After-Hour Kid Power, and Gymnasiums:

  • All facilities are open, and normal operations are resuming.

Community Events

  • Tonight’s Bay Jammin’ has been relocated to the House of Rock, 511 Starr St, Corpus Christi, TX, doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Municipal Court Services:

Today June 20, offering extended hours until 7:00 p.m. and will resume to normal working hours tomorrow.

Public Libraries:

All facilities are open and working with a normal schedule.

Some roads and streets remain closed to traffic:

City Road Closures:

North Beach Area

  • Kleberg Place and Surfside Boulevard
  • Paul Place and Surfside Boulevard
  • Golf Place and Surfside Boulevard
  • S. Hotel Place and Surfside Boulevard
  • Breaker Avenue and Surfside Boulevard
  • Stewart Place and Surfside Boulevard
  • Gulfspray Avenue and Gulfbreeze Boulevard
  • Neal Street and Gulfbreeze Boulevard
  • Beach Avenue and Gulfbreeze Boulevard
  • Reef Avenue and Gulfbreeze Boulevard
  • Gulden Street and Gulfbreeze Boulevard
  • Sandbar Avenue and Gulfbreeze Boulevard
  • Pearl Place from Surfside to N. Shoreline Boulevard
  • N. Shoreline Boulevard from Pearl Place to Coastal Avenue
  • Coastal Avenue from N. Shoreline Boulevard to Surfside Boulevard

Other areas:

  • Beach access Road 3 A – closed to vehicular traffic
  • Access Road 2 - closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic
  • Whitecap & Zahn Road are impassable due to coastal flooding and debris. 
  • Laguna Shores Road from Caribbean Drive to SPID (northbound lanes only)
  • Ocean Drive from just south of Sand Dollar Drive to NASCC’s North Gate
  • Oso Turnaround (SPID at Flour Bluff)

Utility Work Road Closures:

  • Southbound Staples Street from Naples Street to Baldwin Boulevard: Left turn lane and thru lane closed.
  • Northbound Staples Street from Louisiana Avenue to Naples Street:  Left thru lane closed.
  • Baldwin Boulevard from Naples Street to Staples Street: Left turn lane closed.
  • Swantner Street from Louisiana Avenue to Staples Street: Right lane closed.

TXDOT Closures:

  • SH 286 (Chapman Ranch) NB/SB lanes closed expected to be clear 6.21.24 at 6 p.m.
  • Oso turnaround NB/SB lanes closed expected to be clear 6.21.24 at 5 p.m.
  • JFK Causeway (PR 22) turnarounds NB/SB lanes closed expected to be clear 6.21.24 at 5 p.m.
  • US 181 (North Beach turnaround) NB/SB lanes closed expected to be clear 6.21.24 at 5 p.m.
  • SH 358(Frontage Road) SB lanes closed expected to be clear 6.21.24 at 5 p.m.

We thank all residents for their patience and cooperation during this time. For further updates and information follow on the City’s social media channels: