Heavy rain over the course of the last couple days has put a damper on summer activities in Corpus Christi. Unfortunately, it has also caused some severe issues on the roadways, including stalled cars, flooded vehicles, and car accidents.
Details of the heavy rains in Corpus Christi
According the National Weather Service, a flash flood watch has been extended through Wednesday evening. So far, as of 7 am on June 20, 2018, Corpus Christi had been drenched with 8.05 inches of rain in the past 36 hours. Alice, Texas about 45 minutes away, has been hit with more than 10 inches. The National Weather Service has identified a tropical wave that will continue to move through the area for the remainder of the day.
The dangers of heavy rain
It is important to take extra precaution when there are heavy rains. Heavy rains can lead to flooding, car accidents, and the possibility of drowning deaths if vehicles are quickly overwhelmed with a surge of rainwater and are unable to get away in time. As for car accidents, there is a significant uptick is poor driving when the rain starts to fall. In fact, check out the most recent facts available from the Texas Department of Transportation, about car crashes in Texas, many of which occur when there are adverse weather conditions, like heavy rain and flooding:
There were 14,202 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2016 with 17,582 people sustaining a serious injury.
There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2016.
265,076 persons were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2016.
Contact a Corpus Christi accident attorney if you are injured after a water emergency
If you, a friend, or a loved one are affected by the heavy rains that have fallen over the last few days, either due to a car accident or other event, please contact our office today. At The Patel Firm PLLC, we work hard, and never let up. The legal professionals at The Patel Firm PLLC will hit the ground running with your matter, applying pressure and fighting for your rights, until you get the justice you deserve. Contact us today for an obligation free consultation.