Officials with the City of Corpus Christi have temporarily closed Access Road 2 this evening due to impacts from Hurricane Delta in Corpus Christi.
As the storm made landfall near Creole, Louisiana on Friday conditions here in Corpus Christi remained hazardous due to debris that has washed up from high tide. The city says that crews will assess the road Saturday morning to determine when it will be reopened.
Although other Gulf beach roads are clear, poor beach driving conditions are expected as water reaches the Gulf beach dunes mainly near the time of high tide which is at 12:44 AM on Saturday and 1:30 AM on Sunday. Some beach access roads will be impassable. A high risk of rip currents will continue today as a result of large swells and long wave periods.
Earlier this afternoon, there was an incident at Packery Channel involving members of a family being rescued and one fatality (a 60-year-old male). Lifeguards assisting in the rescue sustained minor injuries.
The Coast Guard said on Friday that they were also looking for a person in the water near Indian Point Pier. That person was said to be a female wearing black clothing. As of Friday evening officials said that they were unsure of the status of that missing person.
The National Weather Service says that roads will likely be closed and beach access roads will be impassable. Low-lying property, including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure could be inundated. Some shoreline erosion will occur. Coastal flood impacts are dependent upon waves as well as tide level. High waves can increase the severity of impacts.
A Coastal Flood Warning now in effect through 7 AM Saturday Morning.