Here's how to watch out for storms during hurricane season

CLOSE Storm surge and flooding are the greatest threats to Corpus Christi in a hurricane. Kirsten Crow/Caller-Times, Kirsten Crow/Caller-Times The Atlantic side of the U.S. will most likely see a near-normal hurricane season with nine to 15 named storms, according to a new federal report. Under that forecast, four to eight systems would become hurricanes, and two to four of those major, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. Buy Photo A sign over S….

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Who are the Hurricane Harvey relief champs in Congress?

Who are the Hurricane Harvey relief champs in Congress?

CLOSE National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham says a warmer atmosphere could lead to more frequent, heavy storms in a preview of the official hurricane outlook forecast to be released at the end of the month. (May 17) AP, AP Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud signed on as a co-sponsor this week. Remember those billions of federal dollars Congress approved for relief from Hurricane Harvey and…

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Who are the Hurricane Harvey relief champs in Congress? You might be surprised who isn't

Who are the Hurricane Harvey relief champs in Congress? You might be surprised who isn't

CLOSE National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham says a warmer atmosphere could lead to more frequent, heavy storms in a preview of the official hurricane outlook forecast to be released at the end of the month. (May 17) AP, AP Remember those billions of federal dollars Congress approved for relief from Hurricane Harvey and other weather disasters from 2017? The government is still sitting on it. WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? For the folks in Puerto…

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NICK JIMENEZ: When it comes to windstorm legislation coastal lawmakers face uphill battle

Nick Jimenez, Special to the Caller-Times Published 9:51 a.m. CT May 16, 2019 CLOSE Area chambers of commerce joined together for a second rally to say “no” to a proposed windstorm rate increase. Rachel Denny Clow, Corpus Christi Caller-Times The Texas House, usually as restless and noisy as a children’s daycare, was unusually attentive on this particular day as state Rep. Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi addressed the members on a topic, the Texas Windstorm…

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City Emergency Management Team to Give Hurricane Preparation Advice

City Emergency Management Team to Give Hurricane Preparation Advice

         When: Tuesday, May 14th, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where: City Hall Atrium, 1201 Leopard Street                         Who: Office of Emergency Management Team Members CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Are you ready? The first day of the 2019 Hurricane Season is right around the corner and the City of Corpus Christi wants to make sure everyone is prepared. On Tuesday, May…

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LIVE: Get the latest on school delays, flooding and weekend weather forecast

Still looking for the right gift for mom on Mother’s Day? Get her something she needs, like an umbrella. Officials at the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi say there’s an ongoing threat of severe weather Friday for much of South Texas. The rainy, blustery weather was expected to continue through Mother’s Day weekend. Heavy rain already moved through overnight leading to Friday morning school delays for several districts including Flour Bluff, Tuloso-Midway and Port Aransas.  Buy Photo George Cabrera…

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Severe weather warnings call for tornadoes, hail throughout South Texas

Severe weather warnings call for tornadoes, hail throughout South Texas

CLOSE The National Weather Service has operated an office in Corpus Christi, Texas since 1887. It moved to property at the international airport in 1995. Chris Ramirez/Caller-Times Tornadoes and hail were a possibility for Nueces and Kleberg counties as part of a severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi. Just before noon, thunderstorms began to develop and strengthen from near Ben Bolt to Ricardo to eight miles southwest of Sarita. They were…

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A Younger Perspective: Islander Grad Students Interview Rockport Youth on Hurricane Harvey Recovery

A Younger Perspective: Islander Grad Students Interview Rockport Youth on Hurricane Harvey Recovery

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – “Youth should be part of planning for the future since they will inherit it,” said Richard Schreiber, Master of Public Administration (MPA) student. How does a city best recover after a natural disaster like 2017’s Hurricane Harvey? Schreiber and other members of the spring 2019 graduating class of MPA students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi not only dedicated their time and resources this semester to discovering the answer to this question…

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This $1 million grant will help Texas A&M University students affected by Hurricane Harvey

CLOSE Corpus Christi escaped a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 25, 2017. Here’s what could have happened. Alexandria Rodriguez, Corpus Christi Caller-Times Students affected by Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi, Kingsville and other areas may receive much-needed help.  The Texas A&M University System on Wednesday announced a $1 million grant from the State of Qatar Harvey Fund and Rebuild Texas Fund would support scholarships for students affected by the Category 5 hurricane in…

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Tornado lands in Beeville, damages 50 RVs

Tornado lands in Beeville, damages 50 RVs

CLOSE The National Weather Service has operated an office in Corpus Christi, Texas since 1887. It moved to property at the international airport in 1995. Chris Ramirez/Caller-Times More than four dozen RVs were left damaged after a tornado made landfall in Beeville Sunday morning. The National Weather Service Corpus Christi confirmed an EF-0 tornado, the weakest ranking in the Enhanced Fujita Scale, touched down on Chase Field at 7:24 a.m. and traveled about a half mile across…

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Hurricane season 2019: Here's how many major hurricanes are expected this year

CLOSE The Atlantic hurricane season has officially begun, but do you have a plan if a storm is on its way? Here are 10 tips on how you can prepare for this year’s hurricane season. Meagan Falcon/Caller-Times It’s been nearly two years since Hurricane Harvey tore through the Texas coast.  The storm was responsible for 68 deaths. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Harvey ranks as the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history, behind Hurricane Katrina…

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North Beach redevelopment: Task force unveils solutions to flooding, erosion problems

North Beach redevelopment: Task force unveils solutions to flooding, erosion problems

CLOSE Areas of North Beach flooded Thursday, making some roads impassable for low vehicles. National Weather Service Corpus Christi issued a coastal flood warning for Nueces and Kleberg counties and a coastal flood advisory for Aransas, Refugio and San Patricio counties. Both last until 7 p.m. Friday. Wochit North Beach Infrastructure Task Force officials have found solutions they say will solve the peninsula’s decades-long problems with storm water drainage, flooding and beach erosion. The task force unveiled the…

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North Beach redevelopment: Task force to unveil solutions to flooding, erosion problems

North Beach redevelopment: Task force to unveil solutions to flooding, erosion problems

CLOSE Areas of North Beach flooded Thursday, making some roads impassable for low vehicles. National Weather Service Corpus Christi issued a coastal flood warning for Nueces and Kleberg counties and a coastal flood advisory for Aransas, Refugio and San Patricio counties. Both last until 7 p.m. Friday. Wochit North Beach Infrastructure Task Force officials have found solutions they say will solve the peninsula’s decades-long problems with storm water drainage, flooding and beach erosion. The task force will unveil…

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CITGO donates truck to provide mobile food pantry for hurricane impacted areas

CITGO donates truck to provide mobile food pantry for hurricane impacted areas

None Larry Elizondo, general manager for government and public affairs for CITGO, speaks at the ribbon cutting for the donation of a new refrigerated truck to the Coastal Bend Food Bank on Monday, April 1, 2019. The truck will provide for an expansion of the food bank’s mobile food pantry services and is specifically for areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times

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Why hasn't Hurricane Harvey damage to this post office been repaired?

Why hasn't Hurricane Harvey damage to this post office been repaired?

CLOSE Hurricane Harvey is the first disaster in which houses of worship became eligible for public assistance under FEMA. Rachel Denny Clow, Corpus Christi Caller-Times This is a story about urban blight and urban renewal, neglectful ownership and pride of ownership. It’s also a story about how far from over is the story of Hurricane Harvey. Harvey did its damage in August and early September 2017. Here it is, 2019, and some of our biggest…

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RSVP Volunteers Help Family Impacted by Hurricane Harvey on MLK Day

RSVP Volunteers Help Family Impacted by Hurricane Harvey on MLK Day

WHEN:          Monday, January 21,  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                      (Best time for photos: 10 a.m., weather permitting) WHERE:        Please call for location. CONTACT:    Ericka Maldonado, RSVP Program Director                        (361) 826-3148, Ericka@cctexas.com CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” The MLK Day of Service is observed as a “day on,” not a “day off.”  MLK…

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College of Business Hosts 2nd Summit Series for Hurricane-Prone Communities

College of Business Hosts 2nd Summit Series for Hurricane-Prone Communities

Coastal Bend leaders attend the second Connected Coast Summit Series to discuss rebuilding communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Many community leaders from the Coastal Bend struck by Hurricane Harvey are looking to rebuild their economies and infrastructure with greater resiliency.  To help meet this need, The College of Business (COB) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting a series of summits, called The Connected Coast, bringing in experts targeted at coastal…

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College of Business Hosts ‘The Connected Coast’ Summit Series to Benefit Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Communities

College of Business Hosts ‘The Connected Coast’ Summit Series to Benefit Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Communities

[embedded content] ROCKPORT, Texas – As the coastal communities struck by Hurricane Harvey work on rebuilding, they also look to incorporate the latest technologies, innovative infrastructure, and opportunities for economic growth. To support these goals, the College of Business (COB) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is bringing together national experts to share ideas in a series of summits called The Connected Coast. “The Island University, as represented by the COB Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center,…

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Mayor’s Hurricane Fund to receive Sister City Donation

Mayor’s Hurricane Fund to receive Sister City Donation

When:   9:45 a.m., Thursday, October 25 Where: Corpus Christi City Hall – 6th Floor Conference Room              1201 Leopard Street  What:  Check Presentation                              Who:  Mayor Joe McComb              Agen, France Sister City Delegation                                                                                                                                                  CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Representatives from Agen, France, a member of the City’s Sister City Program, have collected funds for those impacted by last year’s hurricane. The delegation will travel to Corpus Christi to present a check to the Mayor’s Harvey Recovery…

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City to Begin Water Releases from Lake Corpus Christi Reservoir to Maintain Wesley Seale Dam Integrity and Minimize Flooding

City to Begin Water Releases from Lake Corpus Christi Reservoir to Maintain Wesley Seale Dam Integrity and Minimize Flooding

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – City officials have been closely monitoring the water flow into Lake Corpus Christi & Choke Canyon reservoirs due to recent rains in the watershed. The river forecasts are predicting water in Lake Corpus Christi to exceed the capacity of the Wesley Seale Dam. Later today city officials will begin water releases on a limited basis. The goals for the water releases are to maintain the integrity of the dam while keeping…

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One Year Later: Islanders Recount Hurricane Harvey

One Year Later: Islanders Recount Hurricane Harvey

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – When you live along the Gulf of Mexico, a hurricane is not a matter of if, but when, and on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, “when” in the form of Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, near Rockport. At first, the storm was nothing more than a tropical wave off Africa, and it stayed disorganized for quite a few days. However, thanks to the Gulf’s warm waters, Harvey grew quickly, and…

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Don’t Miss Tales of Hurricane Harvey Art Exhibit

Don’t Miss Tales of Hurricane Harvey Art Exhibit

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – There is just one week left to catch a glimpse of the unique art display at La Retama Central Library displaying student’s experiences during Hurricane Harvey. The exhibit titled, “A Day of Remembrance, Hurricane Harvey: Narrative Artwork,” showcases the imagination and emotion of more than 150 Coastal Bend students personally affected by the storm. Featured artwork includes glass molds, sketches, photography, personal testimonies and poetry. The exhibit is free and will…

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Police: Homeowner Shot Intruder As Hurricane Harvey Hit Texas

Police: Homeowner Shot Intruder As Hurricane Harvey Hit Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI (CBSNEWS) – A homeowner shot an alleged intruder in Corpus Christi, Texas, just as Hurricane Harvey was making landfall late Friday night, police confirmed to CBS News. The victim was taken to a local hospital, and was coherent when police arrived on scene, the Corpus Christi Police Department said on Twitter. Officers responded to the residents and found the had been shot in the head, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports. It was unclear…

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Harvey Downgraded To Category 1 Hurricane, Flood Threat Continues

Harvey Downgraded To Category 1 Hurricane, Flood Threat Continues

CORPUS CHRISTI (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Hurricane Harvey settled over southeast Texas early Saturday, lashing the state’s Gulf Coast with damaging winds and dumping torrents of rain over hundreds of miles of coastline that braced for what forecasters predicted would be life-threatening storm surges — basically walls of water moving inland. The fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade made landfall Friday night about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi as a Category…

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More Evacuations As Hurricane Harvey Bears Down On Texas

More Evacuations As Hurricane Harvey Bears Down On Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years. Forecasters labeled Harvey a “life-threatening storm” that posed a “grave risk.” Millions of people braced for a prolonged battering that could swamp dozens of counties more…

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Harvey Will Likely Become Hurricane Soon

Harvey Will Likely Become Hurricane Soon

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – As of 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, Harvey is a tropical storm, but is rapidly intensifying and will likely become a hurricane by the end of the day. The storm is churning off to the north/northwest and is on track to make landfall by very early Saturday morning, somewhere in the Corpus Christi area. Harvey will then slowly wander around the coast throughout the entire coming weekend before slowly moving east toward Louisiana…

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Hurricane Warning Issued As Harvey Approaches Texas Coast

Hurricane Warning Issued As Harvey Approaches Texas Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Harvey regained tropical storm strength as it drifted in the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas early Thursday and forecasters said it could become a hurricane. A hurricane warning was issued for the Texas coast Thursday morning, covering an area from Port Mansfield to Matagorda. The storm’s maximum sustained winds had increased to near 45 mph (70 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center said additional strengthening was expected and Harvey could become a…

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