May 3, 2014 -
Rain is expected to continue throughout the day. 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.
Due high flows associated with yesterday's storm, there was an equipment failure at the Curran Wastewater Plant, which led to a sewage overflow. Crews have already resolved the issue. As a precautionary measure, the Wastewater Department advises no fishing or swimming in Seddon Channel for the next 48 hours.
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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.
Sandbags are available to city residents at three locations today, May 3, 2014 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.
There are no parks closures to report at this time.
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.
- 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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