City of Tampa Tropical Storm Colin Update

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This is a Tropical Storm Colin Update from the City of Tampa as of 3:30 p.m.

Tropical Storm Colin continues to move North-northeast through the eastern Gulf of Mexico and will approach the Florida Big Bend region this evening. Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect from Englewood north to the Suwannee River.

Tonight, tropical storm conditions are possible. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 83. South wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Road Closures/Flooding:

Bayshore from Rome to Platt – flooded and closed off
El Prado W and Manhattan S – completely flooded on both sides
Saint Isabel St and Habana Ave – intersection flooded
Estrella St and Lois Ave – flooded
Inman Ave and Brevard Ave – flooded
Watrous Ave and Orleans Ave – flooded
Whiting St and Ashley Dr– flooded
Washington St and Ashley Dr – flooded
Bayshore between Rome and Davis Islands on-ramp is closed due to high tide.

Please call to report any issue within the roadway at (813) 274-3101 so that it can be addressed.

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

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 Charges may apply.
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 13,290 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, Monday, June 6 until 7 p.m. at two locations: Bobby Hicks Pool (4201 W. Mango Avenue) and Jackson Heights Playground (3310 E. Lake Avenue). 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.

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