Storm damage reported in Corpus Christi area

High wind damage reported in Portland


A spring storm swamped parts of South Texas with more than a foot of rain and forced some classes to be canceled.

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi said parts of San Patricio County received 15 inches of rain in about a five-hour period Monday.

IMAGES: South Texas flooding

Forecaster Joel Veeneman said street flooding has been reported in the Gregory and Portland areas, where a possible tornado was blamed for damage.

KIII-TV reported on its website that there was some "incredible damage" to a neighborhood off Bay Breeze Drive.

A fence was knocked down, roofs were torn off and there was plenty of debris on the street, KIII reported.

A resident reported a two-by-four had penetrated the brick siding of a home and a car was moved from a driveway to a front yard, KIII reported.

No injuries were reported.

The Gregory-Portland Independent School District called off classes Monday. School was expected to resume Tuesday, a time when forecasters said the rough weather system should be gone.

IMAGES: South Texas flooding

Veeneman says a cold front stalled over parts of South Texas, triggering a flash flood watch for the Coastal Bend until late Monday afternoon. The watch area includes Corpus Christi.

KSAT 12 News has a crew on the way to Portland. Look for reports beginning on KSAT 12 News at 4.