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Coastal Bend Storm Surge Maps

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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  • Summery heat for south Texas

    Summery heat for south Texas

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:52:31 GMT

    We continue to be on the edge of upper level high pressure allowing for a few stray showers but nothing widespread or likely through Thursday. As the high moves over us we will dry out and get hotter for the Holiday weekend. Tonight expect fair skies nearly calm and seasonal with a low of 72. Thursday will be 

    We continue to be on the edge of upper level high pressure allowing for a few stray showers but nothing widespread or likely through Thursday. As the high moves over us we will dry out and get hotter for the Holiday weekend. Tonight expect fair skies nearly calm and seasonal with a low of 72. Thursday will be 

  • The heat is on

    The heat is on

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-05-23 10:36:47 GMT
    Sunny and HotSunny and Hot

    Many are making plans for the long holiday weekend and that includes the sun blocker. Recent moisture will dry out and wall to wall sunshine expected right through Memorial Day. Highs will start pushing into the mid 90s for the city and near 100 in inland areas. Overnight low temperatures will remain in the mid 70s. Today: Partly cloudy with a few light showers. High 90. Wednesday: Sunny and warmer. High 93. Thursday:  Sunny and warmer. High 94. Friday : Sunny and hot. High 9...

    Many are making plans for the long holiday weekend and that includes the sun blocker. Recent moisture will dry out and wall to wall sunshine expected right through Memorial Day. Highs will start pushing into the mid 90s for the city and near 100 in inland areas. Overnight low temperatures will remain in the mid 70s. Today: Partly cloudy with a few light showers. High 90. Wednesday: Sunny and warmer. High 93. Thursday:  Sunny and warmer. High 94. Friday : Sunny and hot. High 9...

  • Light winds and hot temperatures

    Light winds and hot temperatures

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:32:39 GMT

    The upper level high "dry high" will dominate our weather for the next several days with only a stray morning shower (the next couple of days.) As we dry out we will also heat up and winds will stay on the light side the rest of this week. Invest 90-L in the NW Caribbean is no threat here and any development into a tropical storm will be 

    The upper level high "dry high" will dominate our weather for the next several days with only a stray morning shower (the next couple of days.) As we dry out we will also heat up and winds will stay on the light side the rest of this week. Invest 90-L in the NW Caribbean is no threat here and any development into a tropical storm will be 

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