WEATHER BLOG: Robstown ISD to have remote learning Thursday

Get the latest updates related to the inclement weather today
Posted at 7:38 AM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 09:58:44-04

The latest forecast can be found here.

Power outage updates can be found here.

Street closure updates can be found here.

5/19 updates:

9:30 p.m. - Due to various flooding across the city and potential additional rainfall throughout the community, Robstown ISD will be operating through remote instruction for students and staff on Thursday, May 20th.

1:29 p.m. - The Hooks game against Arkansas scheduled for tonight at Whataburger Field has been postponed.

It will be made up as part of a double-header tomorrow at Whataburger Field beginining at 4:15 p.m.

12:58 p.m. - The City of Kingsville is asking residents to consider all roads closed until further notice.

"Please consider all city roads closed, as many streets are covered in deep water and emergency crews may not be able to get to you. State roads are flooded as well," says a release from the city.

The city has recorded 8 to 10 inches of stormwater at different points in the city and the rain is still coming down, according to officials.

There are also reports of the sewer being inundated with stormwater, causing some to have problems flushing their toilets. Drinking water is still safe.

All city and county offices are closed today and city board meetings have been canceled.

The FEMA Dome behind HM King High School is open, for assistance getting to the FEMA Dome, call (361) 228-1892.

12:15 p.m. - Aransas Pass is experiencing significant flooding.

11:50 a.m. - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi University has announced that classes will be online for the remainder of the day because of the rainy conditions.

11:45 a.m. - The City of Corpus Christi and the Office of Emergency Management continue to monitor widespread showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall in the area. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 1:00 p.m. today and a Flash Flood Warning Thursday until 1:00 p.m.

Corpus Christi police have closed North Shoreline Boulevard on North Beach near the USS Lexington, and barricades have been placed at Wildcat Drive and Teague Lane at Northwest Boulevard, and McKinzie Road and Haven Drive. High-water vehicles are on standby if needed.

Please heed these rules during inclement weather.

  • Drive slower than usual, so you have time to react to other traffic on the roadway.
  • Turn on your headlights, so you are visible to other vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Be aware of possible flooding in low-lying areas.
  • If you must be on the road, be aware and find an alternative route.
  • Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn-Around. Don’t Drown.

The City and EOC team will continue to monitor the city's infrastructure and the weather situation throughout the day.

Stay up to date on the latest conditions by registering for the city's emergency alerts at [].

11:39 a.m. - The City of Kingsville has recorded 8 to 10 inches of rainfall at different points in the city and the precipitation still is coming down.

Please consider all city roads closed, as many streets are covered in deep water and emergency crews may not be able to get to you. State roads are flooded as well.

The sewer is inundated with storm water, causing some to have problems flushing their toilets.

Drinking water is still safe in Kingsville.

All City and County offices are closed today, essential crews are working through this emergency.

All City Board Meetings are canceled.

The County Judge has ordered a Disaster Declaration and the FEMA Dome behind HM King High School is open.

If you need assistance getting to the FEMA Dome, call (361) 228-1892

11:31 a.m. - CCISD Police Chief Kirby Warnke confirms that Ray High School, Calk-Wilson Elementary School and Coles High School were in lockdown today.

Warnke says the district is just making sure students stay in place.

The drill practiced the district's preparation for extreme weather conditions.

10:56 a.m. - Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid has issued a disaster declaration for his county.

Here is his declaration:

"Good morning. I am hereby ordering a disaster declaration for Kleberg County and forwarding it to the Texas Division of Emergency Management as of 10:30 a.m. I am also ordering the Opening of our FEMA Dome located behind H.M. King High School.

"Kleberg County law, fire and rescue will be out helping those stranded in low-lying areas. Please contact the Sheriffs office for anyone needing help getting out of their homes. Kleberg County Human Services will be checking on our Senior Citizens and is available to provide transportation as well to anyone in need. They can be reached at (361-228-1892),:

10:47 a.m. - Here are the latest road closures in the Sinton area, courtesy of TxDOT.

10:44 a.m. - Corpus Christi TxDOT crews are closing SH 286 southbound from the FM 2444 intersection to Chapman Ranch due to high water and flooding on the road.

Motorists are advised to use other routes.

10 a.m. - Victoria Balderrama is witnessing some flooding on Staples Street close to Louisiana

9:50 a.m. - Nueces County Drainage District No. 2 monitored the area in front of Robstown's Early College High School which is prone to flooding.

Fortunately, no one needed to be rescued during Wednesday's storm.

A second truck is en route to Washington Street in Robstown's Casa Blanca subdivision, where residents are trapped in their homes.

9:45 a.m. - Due to heavy rains today, curbside meals will be available for Corpus Christi ISD remote-learning students from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the front office of the district's six distribution hubs.

They are: Carroll, King, Moody, Miller, Ray and Veterans Memorial.

9:03 a.m. - George West Volunteer Fire Department reports a bridge out off of FM 799.

9 a.m. - TxDOT reports Robstown road flooding.

8:57 a.m. - A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for parts of Nueces, Kleberg and San Patricio Counties.

8:42 a.m. - Severe thunderstorm warning issued.

8:26 a.m. - Kingsville ISD asks students to wait for storm to pass before coming to school.

8:26 a.m. - Robstown ISD cancels school today.

7:58 a.m. - Calallen ISD will not issue tardies today.

7:45 a.m. - Update from Meterologist Juan Acuna

7:11 a.m. - Robstown ISD delays start of school day.