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Police, firefighters hand out safety flyers in flood-prone neighborhood

Posted: 11:28 PM, Sep 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-15 03:58:39-04

With the threat of localized flooding, Corpus Christi emergency responders took a proactive approach in one neighborhood.

Police and firefighters handed out flyers with information to residents of the Calle Las Colonias neighborhood.

KRIS 6 News has reported for years about this neighborhood flooding during nearly heavy rain event. Those homes are just feet away from La Volla Creek.

The first responders came to the neighborhood from the city’s emergency operations center Friday night. They spent the evening going door to door, street by street to give out this information. The flyers inform people that the city will continue to closely monitor the creek with more heavy rains expected.

Police officers and firefighters will be in the area into Saturday morning to keep an eye out for flooding. In return, they’re asking these residents to stay aware of weather developments and prepare now, in the event that the flooding situation gets worse.

“They’re expecting the little creek here to crest by noon tomorrow,” Battalion Fire Chief Frank Rodriguez said. “So we’re giving the information out. That way people have plenty of time to leave if they want to,” Rodriguez continued.

Corpus Christi police department will keep an ongoing presence in the neighborhood for an additional level of security for people who decide to evacuate.