According to a press release from the City of Corpus Christi, preparations are being made for the impending rain event due to tropical activity in the Gulf of Mexico. Because of the recent rainfall and water levels in Oso Creek, the City is taking precautions to protect life and property.
The following updates to city services will be implemented for Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15.
- The City of Corpus Christi Emergency Operations Center will be partially activated beginning Thursday night to monitor and take action as needed for potential flooding.
- The Customer Call Center will be on 24-hour operations beginning today until Friday, September 14 at 6 p.m. for flooding related utility services.
- Trash and Recycling will be on normal operations including the J.C. Elliott Collection Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
- Trash collection for streets that experience flooding should delay set-out until Saturday. If street flooding continues, call the Customer Call Center 826-2489 (CITY) on Monday to schedule a pick-up.
- Sandbag distribution events will continue as planned. Closure will occur only in the event of lightning. The Sandbag Saturday event at the Paul Jones Sports Complex, 1901 Paul Jones Avenue from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Utilities will maintain 24/7 operations to address service issues, blocked storm drains and emergency utility repairs.
The following city facilities will be closed:
- Senior Centers will be closed.
- Recreation Centers will be closed.
- Gymnasiums and public pools will be closed.
- Public Libraries will be closed both Friday and Saturday.
- Doggie Dip cancelled for Saturday, September 15 at West Guth Pool.
- Galvan House closed.
- H-E-B and Al Kruse Tennis Centers closed.
- Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center closed.
The City is advising residents to make necessary preparations for potential flooding in the area and to avoid flooded roadways. Sign up for Reverse Alert notifications at reversealert.org.