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Blog: Overnight tropical downpours create flooding

Posted at 12:00 AM, Sep 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-15 06:05:55-04

The tropical disturbance coming ashore is starting to create flooding on streets and will likely impact drivers:

4:13 a.m. -Portland resident shares a picture because he sees flooding in his backyard.

No need to go to the lake today gonna swim in my backyard in portland off of Crosby st.

Posted by Michael Christian Bryan on Saturday, September 15, 2018

3:49 a.m. -The National Weather Service says a flash flood watch is still in effect for South Texas.


2:45 a.m. – Lt. Saldana, with the Corpus Christi police department, says police are expecting another band of showers to come into Corpus Christi. Saldana said people need to stay indoors because the city could see more showers that could lead up to additional flooding. Police commanders also advised staying away from the Interstate 37 and State Highway 286 exchange and underneath the intersection.

2:30 a.m. -Corpus Christi police are now removing barricades in the areas that were affected by flooding.

2:03 a.m. Photos from the North Beach area show how badly the flooding was over there.

Photo: Picture from the North Beach area shows how much flooding that area received overnight.

1:30 a.m.

12:55 a.m. -There are reports on Facebook that flooding is occurring at Staples Street, Hancock Street, and Santa Fe Street because of the overnight showers.

12:45 a.m. -Chief Meteorologist Dale Nelson says more rain is on the way,

12:30 a.m. -There are reports on social media reporting there is flooding along 18th Street.

12:15 a.m. -Chief Meteorologist Dale Nelson reports Corpus Christi has received two inches rain because of the tropical showers.

12 a.m. -Here is a photo outside KRIS 6 News station around 12 a.m. because water is starting to rise.

11:58 p.m. -There are reports of flooding in downtown Corpus Christi along Kinney and Water Street.

11:45 p.m. -There are reports of street flooding along State Highway 286 and several intersections. The intersections are Staples Road, Agnes Road, and Laredo Street.

Here’s an interactive radar map for the KRIS-TV viewing area.