The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi announced Thursday a Flash Food Watch is in effect until Friday.
As of 6 a.m. Thursday, the NWS said 4 1/2 inches of rain had fallen at Corpus Christi International Airport since midnight. That was a new record for the day, and more rain was on the way.
Multiple intersections have been closed due to flooding, including Staples Street and Holly Road, Staples and McArdle Road, and at Gollihar and Kostoryz roads.
With streets closed due to flooding, Corpus Christi ISD, Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi gave out instructions for their students taking summer classes.
CORPUS CHRISTI ISD
Summer school classes have been cancelled Thursday due to the inclement weather and flooding.
Corpus Christi ISD said if your child is present, proceed to their campus to pick them up if it is safe to do so. If you’re unable to pick them up at this time, their school will keep them until dismissal.
For students who ride the bus and are unable to be picked up, the afternoon bus routes will run as usual.
Summer school classes will resume Monday.
DEL MAR COLLEGE
All classes have moved to online, where conditions allow. Del Mar College said students should contact their instructor if they have questions regarding testing.
Employees are asked to work remotely and to not report to campus. Staff members deemed critical personnel will be contacted by their supervisors with further instruction.
The college said it will continue to monitor conditions throughout the day and adjust operational plans accordingly. For future updates, visit the college’s website, email and social media accounts.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI
The university will remain open Thursday.
The university said students and staff should use caution when driving to campus. Employees and students should contact their supervisor or professors if conditions do not permit safe travel.
The institution said it will continue to monitor weather and road conditions and send updates as needed.
John Oliva covers education and community news in South Texas. Consider supporting local journalism with a subscription to the Caller-Times.