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Storm Surge map for the Coastal Bend. (FEMA) Storm Surge map for the Coastal Bend. (FEMA)
Storm Surge map for Corpus Christi Bay (FEMA) Storm Surge map for Corpus Christi Bay (FEMA)
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  • Dale's Hurricane Guide

    Dale's Hurricane Guide

    After living and forecasting weather in the Coastal Bend for thirty five years now, there is one dominant theme in every hurricane season that I have been a part of since 1981. Nearly all of the storms that have made a direct hit here were weak and did little to no damage, while the ones that were destructive hurricanes hit elsewhere on the Texas coast and had little to no impact on us. 

    After living and forecasting weather in the Coastal Bend for thirty five years now, there is one dominant theme in every hurricane season that I have been a part of since 1981. Nearly all of the storms that have made a direct hit here were weak and did little to no damage, while the ones that were destructive hurricanes hit elsewhere on the Texas coast and had little to no impact on us. 

  • Hurricane Center

    Hurricane Center

  • Emergency Contacts and Education Resources

    Emergency Contacts and Education Resources

    CCPD Sr. Ofc. Stowers at the Emergency Operations Center.CCPD Sr. Ofc. Stowers at the Emergency Operations Center.

    There are multiple local, state and federal agencies involved in preparing people for emergencies and offering educational resources.

    There are multiple local, state and federal agencies involved in preparing people for emergencies and offering educational resources.

  • Facts and Hurricane History

    Facts and Hurricane History

    The Saffir Simpson wind scale measures Hurricane intensityThe Saffir Simpson wind scale measures Hurricane intensity

    Learn more on what goes into categorizing hurricanes, how often major storms hit Texas, and just what kind of damage you can expect.

    Learn more on what goes into categorizing hurricanes, how often major storms hit Texas, and just what kind of damage you can expect.

  • Maps for Tracking and Planning

    Maps for Tracking and Planning

    Corpus Christi Evacuation ZonesCorpus Christi Evacuation Zones

    Know where the storm is going on how to get out of its path with satellite images, tracking charts and evacuation maps. 

    Know where the storm is going on how to get out of its path with satellite images, tracking charts and evacuation maps. 

  • Disaster Planning Essentials

    Disaster Planning Essentials

    Hurricane Ike rescues (Courtesy: FEMA)Hurricane Ike rescues (Courtesy: FEMA)

    Avoid being caught off guard when a storm enters the Gulf of Mexico by having an emergency plan in place and supplies on hand.

    Avoid being caught off guard when a storm enters the Gulf of Mexico by having an emergency plan in place and supplies on hand.

  • Hurricane Safety Guide

    Hurricane Safety Guide

    Hurricane Ike (Courtesy: NOAA & MGN)Hurricane Ike (Courtesy: NOAA & MGN)

    KRIS 6 News' Hurricane Safety Guide will get you prepared for what you need to know during the storm season along the Gulf of Mexico.

    KRIS 6 News' Hurricane Safety Guide will get you prepared for what you need to know during the storm season along the Gulf of Mexico.

NOTE: The Storm Surge map images attached to this story are for example purposes only. In the event of a storm impacting the Coastal Bend, maps regarding the effects of that storm would be released to warn residents.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, revised its flood zone map after Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast in 2008. The storm surge reached areas of Galveston that took experts and residents by surprise. 

The revised maps are now divided into zones based upon height above sea level. Each zone represents an area that will be flooded depending on the category of the hurricane. Zone one, for example, represents the areas that are the lowest in elevation and subject to flooding if hit by even the weakest hurricane. 

Not only is knowing your flood zone important for insurance purposes, but it will give you an idea of what you can expect during a storm. Specifically, what preparations you need to take to secure your home and whether or not you should evacuate. 


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Hurricane Center

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Coastal Bend Storm Surge Maps

Facts and Hurricane History

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  • Dense Fog This Morning

    Sunday, February 25 2018 7:07 AM EST2018-02-25 12:07:26 GMT

    We are waking up to some foggy conditions across the Coastal Bend this morning. The cold front stalled just to our north last night. However, it will likely trigger some scattered showers today. We can not rule out an isolated strong storm. Expect an afternoon high around 77 degrees. Winds will be light out of the east at around 5 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a few showers possible. 

    We are waking up to some foggy conditions across the Coastal Bend this morning. The cold front stalled just to our north last night. However, it will likely trigger some scattered showers today. We can not rule out an isolated strong storm. Expect an afternoon high around 77 degrees. Winds will be light out of the east at around 5 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a few showers possible. 

  • Showers on the Increase

    Showers on the Increase

    Saturday, February 24 2018 7:58 PM EST2018-02-25 00:58:58 GMT

      We saw a very warm & breezy start to our weekend here in the Coastal Bend. We made it up to 83 degrees this afternoon. A cold front will roll through this evening. This could trigger a few showers and thunderstorms. Look for an overnight low around 63 degrees. We will see a better chance for more widespread rain on Sunday as the front stalls over our area. It will also be a bit cooler.

      We saw a very warm & breezy start to our weekend here in the Coastal Bend. We made it up to 83 degrees this afternoon. A cold front will roll through this evening. This could trigger a few showers and thunderstorms. Look for an overnight low around 63 degrees. We will see a better chance for more widespread rain on Sunday as the front stalls over our area. It will also be a bit cooler.

  • Breezy & Warm Today

    Breezy & Warm Today

    Saturday, February 24 2018 8:13 AM EST2018-02-24 13:13:24 GMT

    We are going to start our weekend with some warm and breezy conditions. A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible. A couple of strong thunderstorms have already been reported in some of our inland county areas.Look for a daytime high of 81 degrees with the winds blowing out of the south at 15 to 20 miles per hour. A small craft advisory has been issued for today. A cold front will move through the area tonight. 

    We are going to start our weekend with some warm and breezy conditions. A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible. A couple of strong thunderstorms have already been reported in some of our inland county areas.Look for a daytime high of 81 degrees with the winds blowing out of the south at 15 to 20 miles per hour. A small craft advisory has been issued for today. A cold front will move through the area tonight. 

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