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Beaches in Nueces County reopen

Nueces County beaches, including White Cap and Bob Hall, have reopened.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Nueces County beaches, including White Cap and Bob Hall, were closed to vehicle traffic because of Hurricane Laura, which made landfall near the Texas and Louisiana border yesterday. 

The City of Corpus Christi said due to the rising wave heights that were expected in Corpus Christi, beaches on Padre Island were closed until 10 a.m. Thursday.

RELATED: The Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office identified the 25-year-old man killed along the jetties while surfing yesterday as Clark Perkins. 

Fire Chief Dale Scott with Nueces County Emergency Service District #2 said the wave height exceeded the ESD's boat rescue capabilities. The US Coast Guard is called upon when the waves reach over five feet. 

Whitecap Beach

Dangerous beach conditions with large swells being observed at low tide. This is a perfect example of how impacts can be felt far outside the forecast cone. Here is a video from Whitecap Beach #txwx #stxwx #laura

Posted by US National Weather Service Corpus Christi Texas on Wednesday, August 26, 2020