City of Tampa - Storm Update #3 (August 3rd at 11:30 a.m.)
City of Tampa - Storm Update #3
Rain is expected to continue throughout the day today, Monday, August 3, 2015. The next high tide for the area will occur at approximately 5 p.m. which will impact drainage as motorists commute home this evening. Please allow for extra time and avoid driving unless necessary.
As the water table subsides, residents should expect an increased number of utilities cave ins. Please call to report any issue within the roadway at (813) 274-3101.
Solid Waste Collection Suspended
Residential and commercial solid waste pick up for today, Monday, August 3, 2015 has been suspended due to weather. Residents scheduled with pick today will receive service on the next regularly scheduled collection day, Thursday, August 6, 2015. For questions or concerns, please call the Utilities Call Center at (813) 274-8811.
Wastewater pumping stations throughout the city continue to be over capacity due to heavy rainfall. Residents are reminded to stay out of standing flood water. Standing water will contain bacteria related to the wastewater overflows along with insects and other animals. Residents experiencing a wastewater overflow on personal property (either yard or structure) should call (813) 259-1693 to report the issue.
Sandbags are available today, Monday, August 3, 2015 until 4 p.m. at three locations, which are as follows: Bobby Hicks Pool (4201 W. Mango Avenue), Jackson Heights Playground (3310 E. Lake Avenue), and City of Tampa Solid Waste (4010 W. Spruce Street). Sand and bags are available at all locations.
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.
Several major arterial roadways are currently closed. Those are as follows:
22nd St and Linebaugh – flooded
30th St South of Fowler Av is flooded
47th St from Shadowlawn Av to Giddens Av is flooded
50th St and Acline Dr is underwater
50th St and Adamo Dr is flooded
Armenia Av and Herman St is flooded
Armenia Av and Swann Av is flooded
Armenia Av N of Busch Bl is flooded.
Bayshore Bl and Platt St is partially flooded
Bayshore southbound from Platt St to Rome Av is flooded
Bougainvillea and 30th St is flooded
Dale Mabry Bl and Henderson St is flooded
Florida Av and Knollwood is nearly covered by water – use caution
Hanna Av and 26th St is covered by water
Himes Av at Tampa Bay Bl is flooded
Himes Av is also flooded at Kennedy
Jones Av and Skagway Av is close due to water
Kennedy Bl and Meridian Av is flooded
Kennedy Bl at Oregon Av is flooded
Kennedy Bl at Swann Av is flooded
Kennedy Bl from North B St to Cypress St is flooded
Lake Av and Avon Av covered by water
Lake Av and Central Av has water up to the sidewalk – use caution or alternate route
Lake Av and Jefferson St completely underwater
Lake Av between 48th St and the 4600 blk is flooded (will likely stay flooded throughout the day)
Linebaugh Av at 9th St is flooded
Linebaugh Av east of Nebraska is flooded
Macdill Av and Kennedy Bl flooded
Macdill Av and Swann Av is flooded
Manhattan Av and Bay to Bay Bl is not passable
Macdill from Kennedy south past Swann Av is flooded in all lanes (incl Cleveland, Platt, Azeele, Horatio…)
Manhattan Av between Gandy Bl and Ballast Point Bl is closed
MLK Bl at Tampania Av is flooded on the south side of MLK
Nebraska and Fern cannot be passed due to water coverage
Nebraska north of Broad is down to one lane
Neptune St and Dale Mabry Hw flooded
Osborne Avenue up to Florida is surrounded by water and down to 1 lane.
Roads around Robles Park Apartments (Lake Av, Virginia Av, Kentucky Av) dealing with high water
Rome Av and Cleveland St under water
Swann Av from Macdill Av to Armenia Av is flooded
Waters Av and Jones Av is underwater
West Shore Bl between Laurel St and Cypress St is flooded
Woodlawn Av between Poplar Av and Mytrle Av is mostly underwater
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 customer service call center at (813) 274-8811 during business hours Monday through Friday, 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/.
Debris may also be dropped off at the McKay Bay Transfer Station.
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.
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.
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Residents are also encouraged to stay tuned to local television and radio stations for information.