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Rising Nueces River causing flooding in Calallen area

Posted: 6:09 PM, Oct 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-25 19:36:16-04

County officials are concerned about the rising water levels along the Nueces River, and are advising residents in the Bluntzer and Calallen areas to prepare for flooding.

Late Thursday afternoon, parts of the area were already a foot underwater.

“Most of the neighbors here, we have small boats so we’ll take them and put them up on higher ground and boat to them. This pretty much turns into Venice, Italy for the time being,” Justin Morin said.

The city of Corpus Christi is working with emergency management officials to monitor the increasing water flow.

Residents said they are familiar with the situation and are taking precautions while they still can.

“We’re putting stuff in higher places, taking stuff inside that we can. It’s an inconvenience, but it’s a life that we’re used to living down here,” Morin said.

Nueces County is deploying employees to spray paint wooden stakes along County Rd. 73 to alert drivers when the roads are underwater.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for safety updates at reversealert.org .