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Wind causes power outages, property damage in Corpus Christi Monday morning

This morning, Corpus Christi International Airport reported wind gusts at 60 mph.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The City of Corpus Christi said they continue to monitor high wind conditions that have caused downed power lines, power outages and dangerous conditions for drivers.

Several power outages were reported across the area Monday morning. 

About 4,100 AEP customers were without power in Corpus Christi around 8 a.m., according to the AEP outage map. That number has decreased to around 1,900 as of 12:30 p.m.

According to Omar Lopez with AEP Texas, at one point 7,300 residents were without power which included stores and busy intersections around the City. However, lighting was just the first problem. 

"Closer to midtown we're still dealing with trees and heavy winds that knocked a lot of those branches that went into power lines and caused another set of outages," Lopez said.

A fence was knocked down by the high winds on Snowgoose near Wood Duck. We talked to the homeowner who said he was already making repairs so that his home isn't left exposed on the busy street. 

Residents who have any wind-related issues are asked to call the city Customer Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489). Residents should contact AEP to report any power outages at 866-223-8508.

This morning, Corpus Christi International Airport reported wind gusts at 60 mph. A High Wind Warning was in effect for Nueces County until 10:00 a.m. A small craft advisory is in effect for the bays and Gulf waters until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

According to Sarah Munoz with the City of Corpus Christi, residents have already begun to report debris in front of their homes. 

"The public works department has received calls for service primarily having to do with trees down in the City right of way and assistance needed for traffic control," Munoz said. 

School Delays

  • The School of Science and Technology will operate on a two-hour delay for Monday, April 11th. Students report to school at 10:30 and go to 3rd period/2nd block classes. Because of the delayed start, breakfast will not be served. 
  • Grant Middle School said they are aware of an outage near the school, but have not made any changes to the school schedule at this time.

Good morning, administrators are aware of a power outage near Grant and will keep you posted about any changes in the school day. Thank you for your patience.

Posted by Elliott Grant Middle School on Monday, April 11, 2022
  • Faye Webb Elementary is delayed until 10:30 a.m., CCISD officials said at 8:22 a.m. Parents will receive updates every 30 minutes, as power could be restored before then.

Delayed start to 8:50 due to power outage.

Posted by Faye Webb Elementary on Monday, April 11, 2022
  • Sanders Elementary School said they are still without power but have not delayed classes at this time.

Good Morning Sanders Families, We are currently without power. We will continue to keep you posted as we receive updates. Thank you for your patience.

Posted by Sanders Elementary on Monday, April 11, 2022
  • Kaffie Middle School canceled classes due to power outages. 

Stay with 3NEWS for updates. 

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