City of Tampa - Storm Update #5 (August 4th at 3 p.m.)

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This is the fifth and final anticipated update to this weekend's storm.

Widespread heavy rainfall is not anticipated today as we return to a more typical summer weather pattern. A flood watch for the area remains in effect through this evening as potential rainfall could exacerbate flooding conditions in isolated areas.

All major roadways throughout the city are open.

Report Potholes, Utility Cave-Ins

As the water table subsides, residents should expect an increased number of utilities cave-ins as well as potholes. Please call to report any issue within the roadway at (813) 274-3101 so that it can be addressed.


Wastewater pumping stations throughout the city are returning to normal capacities, and there have been no reports of overflows today.

Residents who experienced a wastewater overflow on personal property (either yard or structure) due to heavy rainfall should still call (813) 259-1693 to report the issue.

Storm Debris Disposal Options

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

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

Debris may also be dropped off at the McKay Bay Transfer Station. City of Tampa Solid Waste customers should bring utility bill and appropriate identification with corresponding address.


To date, 13,130 sandbags have been distributed. Residents are reminded to keep the sandbags after water recedes for reuse up to one year.

Sandbags continue to be available today, Tuesday, August 4, 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).

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.

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 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.