City of Tampa - Storm Update #3 (August 3rd at 11:30 a.m.)

08/06/15

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.

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

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.

Utilities 

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 

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.

Street Closures

Several major arterial roadways are currently closed. Those are as follows:

21st Av from 39th St to 50th St is flooded

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

Columbus Dr between 40th St and 50th St is partially covered by water

Columbus from 40th St to 50th St is mostly underwater

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 

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.

Safety Precautions

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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