Port Corpus Christi prepares for possible tropical weather

Due to the active hurricane conditions in the Gulf of Mexico, the Port of Corpus Christi has increased its Hurricane Readiness Status to Port Condition 4 (Tropical Hazards expected within 72 hours), in accordance with its 2020 Hurricane Readiness Plan, Port Corpus Christi officials said on Saturday. 

“The Port Authority continues to monitor possible impact scenarios for the developing Tropical Storms Marco and Laura in and around the Texas Coastal Bend region,” the statement read. “Hurricane Condition 4 engages the Port in general readiness activities in coordination with surrounding communities, industry partners and state and federal agencies.” 

As of 7:00pm on Saturday it still did not appear as if there would be any direct impacts to the Coastal Bend. However, forecast tracks for Hurricane Laura are still relatively low in terms of confidence.

Southside Light Staff Reports. Filed August 22, 2020