Texas areas in Corpus Christi and Aransas Pass were heavily flooded after strong rain storms on May 15.
The areas received over 12 inches of rain in a 5-hour period, officials said on social media.
The city of Aransas Pass sustained roadway damage from washout or sinkholes. The population of Aransas is about 8,300, according to 2013 census numbers.
Officials in both areas have been rescuing trapped drivers and residents throughout the area, while the crew from the Red Cross assisted victims in Aransas Pass.
Pumps were up and running to help ease the flood.
Meanwhile, in Corpus Christi the city’s Emergency Operations Center activated at midnight in response to heavy rains and flooding. Officials said on Facebook no injuries had been reported.
Flooding in Corpus Christi caused a sewage overflow into the La Volla Creek from the wastewater line near the city’s Greenwood Wastewater Treatment Plant. Officials warned that the discharge of untreated sewage to La Volla Creek may affect the quality of surface waters. Residents were advised against swimming or fishing in certain areas.
The population of Corpus Christi is around 315,000, according to 2013 census numbers.
Videos and photos show the extensive damage from the flooding:
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) alerted that more isolated severe storms may occur in southwest Texas areas on May 16.
These areas should be avoided:
Highland & Saunders
Wehring & Highland
Greenwood & Rife
1100 N Houston
501 N avenue A
100 – 1100 Blk. S. Arch
100 – 1100 Blk. S. Euclid
1200 N. Commercial
Parts of FM 1069
Port & Tarlton
SH358 westbound @SH286 N
- [email protected] Points
Agnes and Laredo under SH286
200 block of Carancahua
Airline south of SPID
7100 block of Rodd Field
Holly at Flynn