Hurricane Harvey update (Aug. 25 @ noon)

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Hurricane Harvey update (Aug. 25 @ noon)
Posted on 08/25/2017

Calhoun County Emergency Management has provided the following information to Calhoun County ISD officials:

Hurricane Harvey, currently 120 miles from land, is expected to make landfall tonight, Friday August 25, as a Category 3 Hurricane. At the time of this update, the storm is predicted to make landfall east of Corpus Christi. The eye of the storm is predicted to pass over Port Aransas. The storm is expected to bring twenty to thirty inches of rain from the Port Aransas to Goliad area. Storm surges in the range of 6 to 12 feet are predicted.  F1 and F2 tornadoes are possible. Hurricane force winds are expected 140 miles out from the eye of the storm and are predicted to persist through Saturday evening. Tropical force winds are predicted from noon today through Sunday.  

Storm surges are expected to last for days along the coast, including San Antonio and Lavaca Bays. Port O’Connor is expected to receive flooding from the surge at 6 to 12 feet above sea level. Major flooding along the Guadalupe River is expected late Friday though early Sunday.

Calhoun County ISD closed at noon yesterday with plans to reopen and start the school year on Wednesday morning.  

A confirmation of the decision to open Calhoun County ISD campuses and offices on Wednesday will be made and communicated after district officials have evaluated a variety of safety and security factors, including the general condition of community, school facilities and transportation availability. If a decision is made to delay school opening past Wednesday, that decision will be announced by Tuesday on the Calhoun County ISD web site (, Facebook, Twitter and “Remind” notification from the District. It is important for families to sign up to receive “Remind” notifications from the District by texting @64a24g to 81010. By signing up for Calhoun County ISD’s District Notifications, our students and families will be able to receive updates directly from the Superintendent’s office, as information becomes available.  An effort will be made to share information to local television, newspaper and radio media as well. 

Please continue monitoring weather conditions. Please commit to being safe and informed.