A significant flash flood event occurred in Corpus Christi overnight. Five to ten inches of rain fell over the city resulting in widespread and significant flooding. A flash flood emergency was issued just after 4 AM to highlight the life-threatening nature of the event. Numerous roads and homes are underwater and travel is strongly discouraged in the city this morning. Countless water rescues occurred overnight and are likely still ongoing at the time of this writing. Even after the heavy rain starts to move out it will take most of the morning for flood waters to subside.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
404 AM CDT MON MAY 16 2016
…FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR CORPUS CHRISTI…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN NUECES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN TEXAS…
* UNTIL 700 AM CDT
* AT 402 AM CDT…EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED HEAVY RAIN
ACROSS THE WARNED AREA CAUSING NUMEROUS WATER RESCUES FROM CARS
AND HOMES. OVER FIVE TO SIX INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN. FLASH
FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING.
THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR CORPUS CHRISTI INCLUDING THE
SOUTH SIDE AND FLOUR BLUFF AREAS. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS
SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
CORPUS CHRISTI…FLOUR BLUFF…CORPUS CHRISTI DEL MAR WEST CAMPUS…LA
PALMERA MALL…BAY AREA MEDICAL CENTER…CORPUS CHRISTI COUNTRY CLUB…
WALDRON FIELD…NAVAL AIR STATION CABANISS FIELD…CORPUS CHRISTI DEL
MAR EAST CAMPUS…KINGS CROSSING GOLF COURSE…CHRISTUS SPOHN
HOSPITAL SOUTH…TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI…DRISCOLL
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL…COLE PARK AND CC NAS.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF !ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN
THE WARNED AREA.
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND
LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL UNLESS YOU ARE
FLEEING AN AREA SUBJECT TO FLOODING OR UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER.
TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.