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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)
Storm Surge map for Copano Bay (FEMA) Storm Surge map for Copano 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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Facts and Hurricane History

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  • No Snow Expected This Week

    No Snow Expected This Week

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:41 AM EST2017-12-11 11:41:01 GMT
    Pleasant for a WhilePleasant for a While

    Mild weather is expected for most of the week. With the exception of a weak cold front on Thursday that will bring in some clouds and a few light showers otherwise you can expect sunny skies and mild temperatures. Today: Sunny, mild and dry. High 71. Tuesday: Sunny,  mild and dry. High 69. Wednesday: Mostly sunny and mild. Weak front late in  the day. High 67. Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a few light showers. Cooler. High 63. Friday: Mostly sunny and mild.68

    Mild weather is expected for most of the week. With the exception of a weak cold front on Thursday that will bring in some clouds and a few light showers otherwise you can expect sunny skies and mild temperatures. Today: Sunny, mild and dry. High 71. Tuesday: Sunny,  mild and dry. High 69. Wednesday: Mostly sunny and mild. Weak front late in  the day. High 67. Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a few light showers. Cooler. High 63. Friday: Mostly sunny and mild.68

  • Quiet weather pattern this week, despite a few fronts pushing through

    Quiet weather pattern this week, despite a few fronts pushing through

    Sunday, December 10 2017 8:30 PM EST2017-12-11 01:30:11 GMT
    6WEATHER Monday Day Planner6WEATHER Monday Day Planner

    High pressure has generally been in control of our weather pattern and it has led to mostly sunny skies with chilly mornings in the upper 30s to lower 40s and afternoon highs in the mid to upper 60s. An upper-level disturbance that is hanging out over Baja California will throw some high clouds our way overnight and for the start of the work week.  Despite this, no rain is in the forecast as it should be plenty sunny for much of the upcoming work week. There are a couple of wea...

    High pressure has generally been in control of our weather pattern and it has led to mostly sunny skies with chilly mornings in the upper 30s to lower 40s and afternoon highs in the mid to upper 60s. An upper-level disturbance that is hanging out over Baja California will throw some high clouds our way overnight and for the start of the work week.  Despite this, no rain is in the forecast as it should be plenty sunny for much of the upcoming work week. There are a couple of wea...

  • A Nice End to the Weekend

    A Nice End to the Weekend

    Sunday, December 10 2017 4:39 PM EST2017-12-10 21:39:16 GMT

    It's another chilly morning here in the Coastal Bend. Temperatures have dropped into the upper 30's to low 40's. However, we are looking for rather pleasant weather conditions for the end to our weekend. We will see plenty of sunshine with an afternoon high around 67 degrees today. Expect light winds out of the north at 5 to 10 miles per hour. It seems we are going to remain in this tranquil weather pattern for much of the week ahead. 

    It's another chilly morning here in the Coastal Bend. Temperatures have dropped into the upper 30's to low 40's. However, we are looking for rather pleasant weather conditions for the end to our weekend. We will see plenty of sunshine with an afternoon high around 67 degrees today. Expect light winds out of the north at 5 to 10 miles per hour. It seems we are going to remain in this tranquil weather pattern for much of the week ahead. 

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