Could Tropical Storm Bonnie bring rain to South Texas? Here's the forecast for the July 4th weekend

Could Tropical Storm Bonnie bring rain to South Texas? Here's the forecast for the July 4th weekend

The potential tropical cyclone moving across the Caribbean Sea has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Bonnie and is expected to make landfall in South America. More:Hurricane season 2022: Here’s everything you’ll need to be prepared in South Texas Tropical Storm Bonnie, the first named system of the season, will likely make landfall Friday night causing heavy rains, flash flooding and mudslides in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, according to the National Hurricane Center. Bonnie is forecast to become…

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A disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico could become a tropical storm. Here's what to know.

A disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico could become a tropical storm. Here's what to know.

An area of low pressure over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico could potentially become a tropical depression, bringing much-needed rain to the Texas coast. Hurricane season began June 1, and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicted another above-average Atlantic season.  More:Hurricane season 2022: Here’s everything you’ll need to be prepared in South Texas The National Hurricane Center is monitoring three disturbances that could become the first named system of the season: Bonnie.  Tropical depression, rainfall possible…

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City of Corpus Christi Hurricane Preparedness Free Sandbag Distribution Events

City of Corpus Christi Hurricane Preparedness Free Sandbag Distribution Events

The Corpus Christi Public Works Department will partner with military volunteers from Naval Air Station Corpus Christi to offer free pre-filled sandbags to residents. There will be two events for residents to obtain sandbags. The first event will take place on Saturday, June 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (or until all sandbags have been distributed). On this date, residents can pick up sandbags at Waldron Field (3746 Waldron Road) or the City Service…

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City of Corpus Christi Hosts Hurricane Evacuation Exercise

City of Corpus Christi Hosts Hurricane Evacuation Exercise

What:  Emergency Evacuation Training Exercise When:  Friday, June 17              2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Corpus Christi Gym               3202 Cabaniss Parkway, 78415 Who:    City of Corpus Christi              Texas Division Emergency Management              Regional Transit Authority              Corpus Christi Independent School District              Salvation Army              American Red Cross              211 Texas              Functional Needs Support Team CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Representatives from the City of Corpus Christi, Texas Division of Emergency Management and local…

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TxDOT completes Aransas Pass storm wall drill in preparation of hurricane season

TxDOT completes Aransas Pass storm wall drill in preparation of hurricane season

In preparation of hurricane season, the Texas Department of Transportation conducted a drill to install a section of the storm surge wall in Aransas Pass on Tuesday. Aransas Pass has a levee system on the east side of town as protection from rising water during a hurricane. Highway 361 creates an opening in the levee system. The TxDOT drill involves closing that gap with a surge wall barrier, a news release stated. More:Hurricane season 2022: Here’s…

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City Hurricane Evacuation Exercise

City Hurricane Evacuation Exercise

  What: Emergency Evacuation Training Exercise  When: Friday, June 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Corpus Christi Gym, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway, 78415    Who: City of Corpus Christi              Texas Division Emergency Management              Regional Transit Authority              Corpus Christi Independent School District              Salvation Army              American Red Cross              211 Texas              Functional Needs Support Team CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Representatives from the City of Corpus Christi, Texas Division of Emergency Management,…

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Back to Business: Here's how kids are the 'bread and butter' to Hurricane Alley Waterpark

Back to Business: Here's how kids are the 'bread and butter' to Hurricane Alley Waterpark

This monthly Caller-Times series called Back to Business showcases businesses and leaders in the Corpus Christi area. Whether it has been a staple in the Sparkling City by the Sea for decades or just opened its door in the past few years, each business has its own special story. Is there a business you think should be included? Contact the Caller-Times to let us know. Send your ideas to newstips@caller.com. Hurricane Alley Waterpark Hurricane Alley Waterpark…

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Time to #BeReadyCC for the 2022 Hurricane Season

Time to #BeReadyCC for the 2022 Hurricane Season

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Today marks the beginning of the 2022 hurricane season. The City of Corpus Christi wants everyone to be ready and encourages residents to create an emergency plan.  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year, making it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. For the 2022 hurricane season, NOAA is forecasting a likely range of 14 to 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or…

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Hurricane season 2022: Here's everything you'll need to be prepared in South Texas

Hurricane season 2022: Here's everything you'll need to be prepared in South Texas

Hurricane season begins June 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-average Atlantic season for the seventh consecutive year.  Here’s everything you need to know to be prepared for the weeks to come. What’s the forecast for hurricane season? The hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. With 70% confidence, NOAA is forecasting a range of 14 to 21 named storms. Six to 10 of those could become hurricanes, including three to six category 3, 4 or…

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Kingsville wildfire near King Ranch contained

Kingsville wildfire near King Ranch contained

The wildfire that started near King Ranch Thursday afternoon has been contained. The fire, which spread to more than 200 acres, was 95% contained by Thursday night, according to the Texas Wildlife Incident Response System. An update stated the fire was 100% contained by noon on Friday. It’s still not yet clear how the fire started.  More:Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department battles wildfire at King Ranch Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid enlisted help from the Texas Department of Emergency…

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Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department battles wildfire at King Ranch

Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department battles wildfire at King Ranch

Kingsville emergency crews responded to a wildfire at the King Ranch Thursday afternoon. Volunteer fire department crews responded to the fire around 1:30 p.m., a spokesperson for the department said. The fire is estimated to have spread over 100 acres, though it’s not yet clear how it started. Fire Chief Rick Salinas said crews are currently trying to control the fire and get ahead of it.  This is a developing story. Check caller.com for updates….

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Nueces County commissioners vote to extend wildfire disaster declaration

Nueces County commissioners vote to extend wildfire disaster declaration

The Nueces County Commissioner Court voted Friday to extend its disaster declaration in response to the fires in the region and across the state. Commissioners disagreed over when the declaration should expire but ultimately voted to extend it to Sunday. Precinct 4 commissioner Brent Chesney and Precinct 1 commissioner Robert Hernandez said the declaration may not be needed, only agreeing to extend it through the weekend in line with a Friday National Weather Service Corpus Christi warning. The extension comes as…

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Rumor control: Will the wildfire delay the Wings Over South Texas Air Show?

Rumor control: Will the wildfire delay the Wings Over South Texas Air Show?

With a wildfires burning up to 60,000 acres and prompting voluntary evacuation notices, some residents are concerned the Wings Over South Texas Air Show will be canceled or delayed. Rod Hafemeister, assistant public affairs officer at Naval Air Station Kingsville, said the show is still set to reach the skies. “We are monitoring it, but the wind is going in the other direction and its moving the fires further and further away every hour,” Hafemeister said. “We’re…

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Rumor control: Will the wildfires delay the Wings Over South Texas Air Show?

Rumor control: Will the wildfires delay the Wings Over South Texas Air Show?

With a wildfires burning up to 60,000 acres and prompting voluntary evacuation notices, some residents are concerned the Wings Over South Texas Air Show will be canceled or delayed. Rod Hafemeister, assistant public affairs officer at Naval Air Station Kingsville, said the show is still set to reach the skies. “We are monitoring it, but the wind is going in the other direction and its moving the fires further and further away every hour,” Hafemeister said. “We’re…

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What we know about King Ranch and the Borrega wildfire spreading near Kingsville

What we know about King Ranch and the Borrega wildfire spreading near Kingsville

A wildfire broke out at King Ranch on Wednesday night and has overtaken 60,000 acres so far. As of Thursday morning, only 20% of the blaze has been contained and volunteer evacuations are underway.  No damage to homes has been reported yet, but residents in the area have reported smoke in the air and burnt debris falling from the sky. Here’s what we know about King Ranch. What is the historical significance of King Ranch? Richard…

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What we know about King Ranch and the Borrega wildfire spreading through Kingsville

What we know about King Ranch and the Borrega wildfire spreading through Kingsville

A wildfire broke out at King Ranch on Wednesday night and has overtaken 60,000 acres so far. As of Thursday morning, only 20% of the blaze has been contained and volunteer evacuations are underway.  No damage to homes has been reported yet, but residents in the area have reported smoke in the air and burnt debris falling from the sky. Here’s what we know about King Ranch. What is the historical significance of King Ranch? Richard…

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Smelling smoke? Two wildfires burning in area, according to Texas A&M Forest Service

Smelling smoke? Two wildfires burning in area, according to Texas A&M Forest Service

Those in the Coastal Bend area may smell smoke outside Friday morning due to two wildfires in the area. According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Hayfield South fire in Kenedy County has burned at least 5,000 acres as of 9:30 a.m. The fire is 35% contained. A wind shift in the area caused the fire to grow with two active fire fronts last night, the agency shared on social media. Another fire, called…

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Brooks County officials urge south Falfurrias residents to evacuate due to wildfire

Brooks County officials urge south Falfurrias residents to evacuate due to wildfire

Brooks County officials urged residents in south Falfurrias to evacuate due to a wildfire that affected at least 10 structures Friday afternoon. Brooks County Judge Eric Ramos went live on Facebook around 4:30 p.m. on Friday with an update on a large fire near County Road 300, 301, 302, and 303.  Ramos said there is a mandatory evacuation for those county roads and County Road 402. “If you live in that area, please, it’s time to leave…

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Port Aransas Mayor Charles Bujan, known for leadership in Hurricane Harvey, has died.

Port Aransas Mayor Charles Bujan, known for leadership in Hurricane Harvey, has died.

Port Aransas Mayor Charles Bujan – who became nationally known as a stalwart champion of his city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey – died Wednesday, according to county and port officials. He was 77. Bujan had tight ties with the beachside city he loved, an island that his family had called home since 1885 – a point for him that was a matter of pride.  Already a pillar of Port Aransas, Bujan was introduced to…

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Flooding emergency rooms, calling 911: Texans go to great lengths to find COVID-19 tests

Flooding emergency rooms, calling 911: Texans go to great lengths to find COVID-19 tests

When San Antonio residents struggle to get their hands on COVID-19 test, some show up to the emergency room for a diagnosis. Dr. Ralph Riviello, the chair of emergency medicine at University Hospital, said the number of people who arrive seeking a test has grown so much lately that the emergency room now has a nurse provider designated to screen and evaluate patients with COVID-like symptoms. The hospital staff helps whoever arrives, but Riviello said…

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Heavy rain causes flooding, power outages in Corpus Christi area

Heavy rain causes flooding, power outages in Corpus Christi area

Heavy rain continued across the Coastal Bend on Thursday, leading to minor flooding in some areas. Showers and thunderstorms were moving southeast toward the coast Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi. South Texas is expected to receive 2 to 4 inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts. The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi said 2.26 inches of rain fell at the Corpus Christi International Airport on Thursday, including 1.97…

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LIVE: Heavy rain, flash flood warning in Corpus Christi area; get the latest updates

LIVE: Heavy rain, flash flood warning in Corpus Christi area; get the latest updates

Corpus Christi is in for another rainy day with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms Friday. The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi said flooding is possible throughout the day, with a possible 2 to 4 inches of rain. Rain will continue throughout the weekend and into early next week. More:What to do during flash flooding at home or in your vehicle There is a low risk of rip currents Friday, but the NWS Corpus Christi…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas may be gone, but Corpus Christi is in for more rain

Don’t put that umbrella away just yet. Tropical Storm Nicholas has left the Corpus Christi area, but more rain and thunderstorms are expected throughout the week. The storm, which made landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane Monday night, will likely be downgraded to a tropical depression by Wednesday morning as it continues traveling northeast. While Wednesday is forecast to be sunny and clear, Thursday will bring showers and thunderstorms that will continue into next week, according to the…

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Nicholas makes landfall as hurricane, moves across Texas, Louisiana: Track the storm here

Nicholas makes landfall as hurricane, moves across Texas, Louisiana: Track the storm here

Tropical Storm Nicholas briefly strengthened into a hurricane Monday night, and is bringing intense rain and threats of flooding to Texas and Louisiana as it moves inland along the Gulf Coast. Nicholas is expected to remain a tropical storm for at least most of today, before it loses enough power to become a tropical depression. Tropical Storm Nicholas has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph, according to the 4 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane…

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Nicholas makes landfall as a hurricane in Texas. Here's what we know about the storm

Nicholas makes landfall as a hurricane in Texas. Here's what we know about the storm

Tropical Storm Nicholas briefly became a hurricane Monday night before making landfall early Tuesday, prompting local school districts to close and the community to brace for substantial rain. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 4 a.m. advisory, the storm currently has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph and is located 50 miles south southwest of Houston and is moving north northeast at 9 mph. Nicholas could bring rains of 8 to 16 inches across the coastal area. As the…

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Hurricane Nicholas could cause life-threatening storm surge; see latest forecast here

Hurricane Nicholas could cause life-threatening storm surge; see latest forecast here

The National Hurricane Center is reporting that Huricane Nicholas could bring life-threatening storm surge to the Texas coast as it makes landfall.  The storm is located 45 miles southwest of Freeport, and is moving north northeast at 10 mph. Weakening is anticipated as it moves onshore late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Here’s what we know. Track the storm:Hurricane Nicholas threatens Texas: Follow the storm, spaghetti models Nicholas storm surge threat in Texas According to the NHC,…

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Hurricane Nicholas: Live updates on storm coverage for the Corpus Christi-area

Hurricane Nicholas: Live updates on storm coverage for the Corpus Christi-area

Hurricane Nicholas is strengthening as it makes its way toward the Texas coast, bringing heavy rain, flooding and power outages to the Coastal Bend.  The storm is expected to make landfall near Matagorda Bay Monday night. The tropical storm’s maximum sustained winds are at 60 mph. Hurricane Nicholas is forecasted to approach the Texas coast late Monday and early Tuesday. A hurricane watch remains in effect for areas north of Port Aransas. The National Weather Service also issued…

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Hurricane Nicholas causes power outages across Coastal Bend

Hurricane Nicholas causes power outages across Coastal Bend

As Hurricane Nicholas strengthens as it moves toward the Texas coast, the Coastal Bend is beginning to see heavy rain, flooding and power outages. The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi issued a hurricane watch, a tropical storm warning, a storm surge warning, a tropical storm watch, a storm watch and a flash flood watch in effect through Tuesday morning. AEP Texas said it was monitoring the Tropical Storm See a full list of outages:…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas is now a hurricane. Where and when could it make landfall in Texas?

Tropical Storm Nicholas is now a hurricane. Where and when could it make landfall in Texas?

Tropical Storm Nicholas became a hurricane Monday night as it continues its path toward the Texas coast, prompting local school districts to close and the community to brace for substantial rain. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 10 p.m. advisory, the storm currently has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and is located 20 miles southeast of Matagorda and is moving north northwest at 10 mph. Nicholas could bring rains of 8 to 16 inches across the coastal area….

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Hurricane Nicholas moving toward Texas landfall: Track the storm, spaghetti models

Hurricane Nicholas moving toward Texas landfall: Track the storm, spaghetti models

Hurricane Nicholas is bringing heavy rains, strong winds and storm surges to portions of the central and upper Texas coast. It’s forecast to make landfall along the central Texas coast late Monday evening or early Tuesday morning. Hurricane Nicholas has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, according to the 10 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The Hurricane Watch south of Port O’Connor is discontinued and the Tropical Storm Warning south of Port Aransas…

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Vaccination, Testing and Regeneron Therapy Clinics Closed due to Tropical Storm

Vaccination, Testing and Regeneron Therapy Clinics Closed due to Tropical Storm

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX –Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas’ expected heavy rains and high winds, the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District has closed a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, the COVID-19 Testing Clinic, and a Regeneron Infusion Therapy Clinic.  The Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds state-run rapid infusion center will remain open throughout the storm. OPEN: COVID-19 Regeneron Infusion Clinic Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Boulevard in Robstown, seven days a week…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas: Live updates on storm coverage for the Corpus Christi-area

Tropical Storm Nicholas: Live updates on storm coverage for the Corpus Christi-area

Tropical Storm Nicholas is strengthening as it makes its way toward the Texas coast, bringing heavy rain, flooding and power outages to the Coastal Bend.  Nicholas is now 168 miles from Port Aransas, Texas and moving North-Northwest at about 12 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service Corpus Christi. The tropical storm’s maximum sustained winds are at 60 mph. Tropical Storm Nicholas is forecasted to approach the Texas coast late Monday and early Tuesday,…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas Prompts Flight Cancellations at Corpus Christi International Airport

Tropical Storm Nicholas Prompts Flight Cancellations at Corpus Christi International Airport

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Due to the deteriorating weather conditions caused by Tropical Storm Nicholas, two of the three airlines that serve Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) have proactively canceled all of their flights for the next 24 hours.  Both United Airlines and Southwest Airlines have canceled all flights in and out of CCIA for the rest of the day.  At this time, American Airlines is showing all flights leaving and arriving today as scheduled. …

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Tropical Storm Nicholas: Here's which roads are closed due to flooding

Tropical Storm Nicholas: Here's which roads are closed due to flooding

Flooding and road closures are expected throughout Monday due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. Along with rain, residents in the Coastal Bend can expect heavy rain for the next few days. The Texas Department of Transportation momentarily considered shutting down a key section of state Highway 286 because of flooding. Northbound lanes of the highway detour to U.S. Highway 181 and Staples Street were set to be closed as of 8:30 a.m. Power out:Tropical Storm Nicholas causes power…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas Causes City Road Closures

Tropical Storm Nicholas Causes City Road Closures

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continue to monitor roads due to widespread showers and thunderstorms. The roads closed due to flooding are: During inclement weather, we want our community to be safe. If you must get out in these conditions, remember: Drive slower than usual, so you have time to react to other traffic on the roadway. Turn on your headlights, so you are visible…

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Will Tropical Storm Nicholas become a hurricane and when could it make landfall in Texas?

Will Tropical Storm Nicholas become a hurricane and when could it make landfall in Texas?

Tropical Storm Nicholas is continuing its path toward the Texas coast Monday morning, prompting local school districts to close and the community to brace for substantial rain. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 10 a.m. advisory, the storm currently has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is located 166 miles south of Corpus Christi, and is moving north northwest at 5 mph. Nicholas could bring rains of 8 to 16 inches across the coastal area. As…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas causes power outages across Coastal Bend

Tropical Storm Nicholas causes power outages across Coastal Bend

As Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthens as it moves toward the Texas coast, the Coastal Bend is beginning to see heavy rain, flooding and power outages. The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi issued a hurricane watch, a tropical storm warning, a storm surge warning, a tropical storm watch, a storm watch and a flash flood watch in effect through Tuesday morning. AEP Texas said it was monitoring the Tropical Storm. At 9:45 a.m., there were…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas moving toward Texas landfall: Track the storm, spaghetti models

Tropical Storm Nicholas moving toward Texas landfall: Track the storm, spaghetti models

Tropical Storm Nicholas continues to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico, and will bring intense rains and strong winds. It’s forecast to make landfall in Texas later today, potentially as a hurricane. Tropical Storm Nicholas has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, according to the 4 a.m. CDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The storm could bring rains of 8 to 16 inches across much of the Texas coast, with rains of 5 to…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas could cause life-threatening storm surge; see latest forecast here

Tropical Storm Nicholas could cause life-threatening storm surge; see latest forecast here

The National Hurricane Center is reporting that Tropical Storm Nicholas could bring life-threatening storm surge to the Texas coast as it makes landfall.  Nicholas has winds of 60 mph, and is 166 miles south of Corpus Christi as of NHC’s 4 a.m. update. Tropical-storm-force winds extend 115 miles from the center and should reach Texas this morning.  According to the NHC, the storm may strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall.  Here’s what we know. Track the…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens Texas: Follow the storm, spaghetti models

Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens Texas: Follow the storm, spaghetti models

Tropical Storm Nicholas continues to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico, and will bring intense rains and strong winds. It’s forecast to make landfall in Texas later today, potentially as a hurricane. Tropical Storm Nicholas has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, according to the 4 a.m. CDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The storm could bring rains of 8 to 16 inches across much of the Texas coast, with rains of 5 to…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens Texas, Mexico: Follow the storm, spaghetti models

Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens Texas, Mexico: Follow the storm, spaghetti models

Tropical Storm Nicholas continues to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico, and will bring intense rains and strong winds. It’s forecast to make landfall in Texas later today, potentially as a hurricane. Tropical Storm Nicholas has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, according to the 4 a.m. CDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The storm could bring rains of 8 to 16 inches across much of the Texas coast, with rains of 5 to…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas 2021: Here's a list of school closures for South Texas

Tropical Storm Nicholas 2021: Here's a list of school closures for South Texas

Here’s a list of school closures for South Texas as Tropical Storm Nicholas moves closer to the Coastal Bend.  Check back to Caller.com for updates. Del Mar College: Classes are canceled and all campus facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 14. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: The university will shift to remote instruction on Monday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 14. Staff should report to campus on Monday morning to perform…

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Set-Out Tips for Garbage and Recycling Carts during Severe Weather Event

Set-Out Tips for Garbage and Recycling Carts during Severe Weather Event

 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX– The National Hurricane Center predicts Tropical Storm Nicholas will produce 5 to 10 inches of rain beginning as early as tomorrow, Monday, September 13, with landfall expected along the Texas Gulf Coast on Tuesday.    The City’s Solid Waste Department reminds residents heavy rain causes street flooding and can turn over trash and recycling carts. Customers are advised to wait until the morning of their collections this week to set out their carts. Do not place them in street gutters. If necessary, place them in the area behind the curb but not blocking sidewalks.   Garbage, Recycling, and Brush & Bulky Collections are not expected…

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