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July 7, 2021 10:30 AM

July Rain Event/Disaster

FLOODING AND STREET CLOSURES FOR ROCKPORT AREA



ROCKPORT, TX – During the current heavy rain event, there are certain streets that have become impassable. Below is a list of streets that drivers SHOULD NOT attempt to drive:

Chaparral between Lanfair and Business 35

Market Street between Verne and Fuqua

Champions at Royal Oaks Drive

Champions at Traylor

Enterprise from Live Oak to Omohundro

Omohundro Street from Maple to Enterprise

FM 2165 from Linden to Business 35

Market Street from S Austin Street to S Magnolia Street

100 block of Sparks Drive (not in City)

Bois D’Arc (Lamar) high standing water

Several neighborhood retention ponds are overflowing into low lying areas, to include the Country Club, Captains Bay, Woody Acres, etc.

We will keep you advised of any updates as they occur. The City of Rockport urges everyone to heed the weather advisories and to turn around, don’t drown.

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Latest Update:

July 9, 2021 6:59 PM

The Texas Division of Emergency Management has launched the Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT ) self-reporting damage tool for citizens of ­­­Aransas County ­­­­­in response to the recent severe weather incident that occurred on July 6, 2021. The Texas Division of Emergency Management’s (TDEM) iSTAT tool can be accessed on this website: https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/ .  Once on the website, citizens need to log their damages on the July 6-TBD, 2021 Severe Weather Tab. Reporting damage to TDEM is a voluntary activity for data collection purposes and assists local and state emergency management officials gather real time data on what damages occurred in Aransas County.  This information aids local and state governments with their disaster response and can help the community reach necessary thresholds for federal disaster assistance.  Reporting damage to TDEM via the iSTAT self-reporting tool is not a substitute for reporting damage to your insurance agency and does not guarantee disaster relief assistance.

Prior Updates

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July 9, 2021 10:59 AM

Mayor Patrick Rios has issued a Disaster Declaration

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July 8, 2021 8:16 PM

July 8, 2021 at 8 PM

Almost all streets have water issues and there are certain streets that have become impassable.  Motorists should take extra care at the following locations as some of these streets have high water and may be closed or impassable:

  1. 16th Street
  2. 18th Street
  3. 400 Augusta
  4. Balderee
  5. Bay Ave.
  6. Business 35 from McDonald’s north to Chaparral in Fulton
  7. Champions at Royal Oaks Drive
  8. Champions at Traylor
  9. Chaparral between Lanfair and Business 35
  10. Enterprise at Live Oak
  11. Enterprise from Live Oak to Omohundro
  12. FM 2165/Pearl Street from Linden to Business 35
  13. Jim’s Smokehouse Road
  14. Lamar Drive
  15. Market Street from Business 35 S. to Hickory Ave.
  16. Market Street from S Austin Street to S Magnolia Street
  17. Nopal near Austin
  18. Omohundro Street from Maple to Enterprise
  19. Picton Ave.
  20. Pearl Street from Business 35 S to Orleans Street – FM 2165 toward Bypass, standing water near County Service Center
  21. Sorenson Street
  22. South Austin Street
  23. South Live Oak Street
  24. South Magnolia Street
  25. Sun Harbor at Mesquite
  26. Traylor at Peachtree
  27. Treasure
  28. Water Street
  29. Whistler’s Cove Streets
  30. 100 block of Sparks Drive (not in City)
  31. Bois D’Arc (Lamar) high standing water

 

The National Weather Service predicts an additional 2-4 inches of rain through Friday compounded by high tides, and Flash Flood alerts are in affect through Friday evening.  If you MUST travel, please refer to the City’s web site or Facebook page for additional closings and check the www.DriveTexas.org for state road closures in and out of our area. For the latest weather information, go to the National Weather Service at 

 https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=28.024029100000064&lon=-97.05660939999996#.YOY2nehKgdU

We will keep you advised of any updates as they occur.  The City of Rockport urges everyone to heed the weather advisories and to turn around, don’t drown.