Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi Heavily Flooded After 12 Inches of Rain, Causing Sewage Overflow

By Denisse Moreno
Denisse Moreno
Denisse Moreno
May 16, 2016 Updated: May 16, 2016

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.

(Courtesy: City of Aransas pass via Facebook)
(Courtesy: City of Aransas pass via Facebook)

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.

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(Courtesy: City of Aransas pass via Facebook)

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.

(Courtesy: City of Aransas pass via Facebook)
(Courtesy: City of Aransas pass via Facebook)

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:

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:

Aransas Pass:

Highland & Saunders

Wehring & Highland

Greenwood & Rife

1400 Matlock

1100 N Houston

501 N avenue A

100 – 1100 Blk. S. Arch

100 – 1100 Blk. S. Euclid

1200 N. Commercial

Parts of FM 1069

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(Courtesy: City of Aransas pass via Facebook)

Corpus Christi:

Port & Tarlton

SH358 westbound @SH286 N

  1. Alameda@Six Points

Agnes and Laredo under SH286

200 block of Carancahua

Airline south of SPID

7100 block of Rodd Field

Holly at Flynn

Shea Parkway