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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State TEXAS
County/Area ARANSAS
WFO CRP
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-09-19 14:15:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1N ROCKPORT
Begin Lat/Lon 28.04/-97.05
End Date 2010-09-19 15:15:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2SSW FULTON
End Lat/Lon 28.05/-97.05
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative On Friday September 17th, 2010, Hurricane Karl made landfall over central Mexico near Veracruz nearly 600 miles south of Corpus Christi Texas. However, well to the north of Karl, a very moist tropical air mass resided and became the focus for a significant rainfall event. This rain event resulted in record flooding on Oso Creek in Corpus Christi, one flash flood fatality, and the flooding of numerous streets, homes, and vehicles along the immediate Texas coastline.
On Sunday September 19th, a low pressure trough developed along the mid Texas coast and interacted with an upper level disturbance which focused the heaviest rainfall over Corpus Christi, Sinton, and Rockport. The heaviest rains occurred between 900 AM and 300 PM Sunday in which up to 7 inches of rain was recorded. These heavy rains caused widespread street flooding and road closures in Aransas, San Patricio, Nueces, and Kleberg Counties. Many homes in Corpus Christi were flooded, especially in the neighborhoods near the intersection of Holly and Greenwood. On Monday September 20th, another 1 to 2 inches of rainfall were recorded.
Runoff from these heavy rains flowed into Oso Creek, which runs along the southwest edge of Corpus Christi. The only gaging site on Oso Creek, located on FM 763 about 2 miles west of town, recorded a rapid rise up to 28 feet on Sunday, before it stopped working. A post storm survey conducted by the National Weather Service and United States Geological Survey confirmed the creek crested at 30.62 feet around 805 AM Monday morning which beat the previous record of 29.37 feet set back on August 10th, 1980 during Hurricane Allen.
Event Narrative Roads flooded and impassible around the Rockport High School area. Some vehicles needed assistance getting out of the flooded roadways.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 6.580M 0.00K
GARDENDALE NUECES CO. TX 09/19/2010 02:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON ARANSAS CO. TX 09/19/2010 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKPORT ARANSAS CO. TX 09/19/2010 08:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSVILLE KLEBERG CO. TX 09/19/2010 08:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSVILLE KLEBERG CO. TX 09/19/2010 08:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(CRP)CORPUS CHRISTI NUECES CO. TX 09/19/2010 09:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 3.540M 0.00K
PETRONILA NUECES CO. TX 09/19/2010 09:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SINTON SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 09/19/2010 10:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 3.030M 0.00K
CHAPMAN RANCH NUECES CO. TX 09/19/2010 10:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANNAVILLE NUECES CO. TX 09/19/2010 10:35 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LON HILL NUECES CO. TX 09/19/2010 10:35 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(NQI)NAS KINGSVILLE KLEBERG CO. TX 09/19/2010 10:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CABANISS NAF NUECES CO. TX 09/19/2010 10:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SINTON ARPT SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 09/19/2010 11:05 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKPORT ARANSAS CO. TX 09/19/2010 14:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREGORY SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 09/19/2010 14:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SODVILLE SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 09/19/2010 14:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(CRP)CORPUS CHRISTI NUECES CO. TX 09/19/2010 15:09 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEEVILLE BEE CO. TX 09/19/2010 15:22 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFUGIO REFUGIO CO. TX 09/19/2010 16:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODSBORO REFUGIO CO. TX 09/19/2010 16:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CABANISS NAF NUECES CO. TX 09/20/2010 06:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
CABANISS NAF NUECES CO. TX 09/20/2010 06:48 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(CRP)CORPUS CHRISTI NUECES CO. TX 09/20/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(CRP)CORPUS CHRISTI NUECES CO. TX 09/20/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MATHIS SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 09/20/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKPORT ARANSAS CO. TX 09/20/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN DIEGO DUVAL CO. TX 09/20/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODSBORO REFUGIO CO. TX 09/20/2010 07:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 6.580M 0.00K