Residents living north of Corpus Christi in the Portland/Gregory communities are in the process of drying out following a 15-inch rainfall on April 16. Gregory, with a population of 2,500, reported 80 percent of its homes flooded from the storm.
The storm struck before daylight producing five confirmed tornadoes, hail and torrential rains. The tornadoes touched down in Rivera, Portland, Gregory and Ingleside. The strongest tornado was an F-1 which struck a country club neighborhood in Portland causing minor to moderate damage.
Hail up to quarter size was reported across the area extending over onto North Padre Island. Agents report numerous claims of auto damage from high water and hail and insurance adjusters are continuing to check roofs for wind and hail damage.
At last report the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association which offers windstorm insurance for residents of Nueces County and other counties along the Texas coast had received 238 claims.
The Insurance Council of Texas