UPDATE (Monday, April 11, 11:45 a.m.) :
CCISD officials say Kaffie Middle School students will not have classes today due to a power outage. School officials will be on campus until all students are picked up.
ORIGINAL (Monday, April 11, 10:03 a.m.) :
High wind conditions and an early morning lightning storm have caused several power outages throughout the Coastal Bend area Monday morning.
According to the AEP Texas map, there are several power outages from the Calallen area to North Padre Island.
"On the city's south side, a lightning storm caused two different pole fires and damage to other electrical equipment. Closer to the city's midtown area, strong winds caused tree limbs and branches to fall into power lines causing scattered outages," said Omar Lopez in a release.
Corpus Christi Independent School officials say Kaffie Middle School will be delayed until 10:30 a.m. School officials say they will inform families and keep them updated on any changes to the delayed schedule.
Officials also say the power has been restored at Sanders Elementary, but school will still begin at 8:50 a.m.
Faye Webb Elementary will begin at 10:30 a.m. as AEP is still working to restore their power.
CCISD administration says all other schools will begin as regularly
AEP estimates the power to be restored at 10 p.m. on Monday night for all areas of Corpus Christi and Aransas Pass. AEP officials say crews from around the area are traveling to Corpus Christi to assist with the restoration effort.
The strong winds continue to impact power-lines throughout the City, and residents should contact AEP to report any outages at 866-223-8508.
"The City continues to monitor high-wind conditions causing downed trees, damaged infrastructure, and road construction barricade obstructions," said city officials.
City workers are responding to service calls and they advise motorists to take precautions while driving.
Residents should call the Customer Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489) to report wind-related issues.
The National Weather Service forecast southeasterly winds between 20 and 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Corpus Christi International Airport is reporting gusts at 60 mph.
Officials say a High Wind Warning is in effect for Nueces County until 10:00 a.m. today.
A small craft advisory is in effect for the bays and Gulf waters until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.