Corpus Christi gets foot of rain, some roads flooded


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Thunderstorms in parts of South Texas have dumped up to a foot of rain and led to some flood-related rescues in Corpus Christi.

No injuries were reported Monday in Corpus Christi, where emergency management officials reported high-water rescues from vehicles and low-lying areas. A city statement says everyone was safely transported to higher ground.

National Weather Service forecaster Penny Zabel (ZAY’-bel) says the area has received 10 to 12 inches of rain since Sunday, causing street flooding. Zabel says it could be raining in Corpus Christi all week.

Forecasters issued a flash flood warning Monday morning for parts of Aransas (uh-RAN’-suhs), Nueces (nyoo-AY’-sis), San Patricio and Refugio (ray-FYOO’-ee-oh) counties.

The Houston area was also getting soaked. A flash flood watch was issued through Monday afternoon for the Galveston area.