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City of Tampa Update #3 - Tropical Storm Andrea
 
June 6, 2013 - Low tide for Hillsborough and Tampa Bay is at 8:57 p.m. tonight; the next high tide will be at 3:43 a.m.

Northbound and southbound Bayshore Boulevard are closed between Bay to Bay and Platt Street. Bayshore will continue to be closed throughout evening commute and into the night. Once the water recedes, the City of Tampa anticipates both debris and mud on the roadway, which will need to be removed before it can be reopened. Drivers should plan to use alternate routes.

There are no other major street closures due to flooding in the City of Tampa to report. Dale Mabry Highway, which had been partially closed earlier this afternoon, is open.

Residents can report all flooding issues by calling (813) 274-3101; to report any tree limbs blocking the right of way, please call (813) 274-5744.

Stay up-to-date

Sign up for Alert Tampa, the city’s official emergency alert system, to receive time sensitive notifications which will be sent directly to your email, cell phone, and in some cases, home phone. Alert Tampa will provide you the official information you can use to keep your business, your home, and your family safe. To sign up today, visit our website at tampagov.net/alerttampa or call (813) 231-6184.

Updates are being shared on social media via Facebook on the City of Tampa Government and Tampa Police Department pages, and via twitter @cityoftampa and @tampapd.

Residents are also encouraged to stay tuned to local television and radio stations for information.

Parks Closures:

There are no parks closures to report at this time.

After School Program Update:

City of Tampa after school programs are continuing as scheduled.

Storm Debris

Storm debris disposal options available to City of Tampa residents are as follows:

Curbside Pick-up: City of Tampa residents may place storm debris at the curbside for collection. Debris should be placed away from obstructions such as mailboxes, parked vehicles, fences, water meters, etc.

Schedule Pick-up: Residential customers wishing to schedule storm debris pickups are encouraged to call the Utilities Consolidated Call Center at (813) 274-8811, or contact the Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management online via the customer service request center at http://www.tampagov.net/appl_customer_service_center/form.asp?strServiceID=74/.

McKay Bay Transfer Station: With a current City of Tampa utility bill and driver’s license, residents may drop-off brush and large bulky items free of charge.

Hours of Operation: 

- Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed


Sandbags

Sandbags are available to city residents at three locations today, June 6, 2013 until 6 p.m. Residents may pick-up sandbags at the following locations:
  • Himes Sports Complex, 4500 South Himes Avenue
  • Jackson Heights Playground, 3310 E. Lake Avenue
  • City of Tampa Solid Waste at 4010 W. Spruce Street
Tampa residents interested in receiving sandbags must show identification verifying residence within the city limits. A valid driver's license, utility bill, or electric bill will serve as appropriate identification.

Safety Precautions

The City of Tampa continues to request that residents with a storm drain on their property check to ensure that the drain is clear of debris including leaves and trash.

During any heavy rainfall or severe weather event, the City of Tampa encourages the motoring public to heed traffic advisories, obey traffic signs/detours, and to exercise caution when driving in and around standing water.
  • Do not drive through water – it is difficult to determine how deep the water is, or if the road is stable.
  • It is best to avoid driving unless necessary.
  • Treat non-functioning traffic signals as a 4-way stop.
  • If you see a road closed, please follow the detour signs.
  • Avoid any downed or hanging power lines - they may be live.


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