Corpus Christi gets foot of rain, roads flood, sewage spills

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Posted: May 16, 2016 12:22 PM

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

No injuries were reported Monday in Corpus Christi, where emergency management officials reported high-water rescues from vehicles and low-lying areas.

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

A city statement says flooding caused about 400,000 gallons of untreated sewage to flow from a wastewater line into La Volla Creek. Corpus Christi officials say the creek water will be tested for pollution.

A flash flood warning Monday covered parts of Aransas (uh-RAN'-suhs), Nueces (nyoo-AY'-sis), San Patricio and Refugio (ray-FYOO'-ee-oh) counties.