Tropical Storm Debby City of Tampa Update #2

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The City of Tampa has the following update to report:

Street Closures

High tide for the area will occur at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Flooding continues to create challenges with road closures and traffic detours. Areas of concern continue to be Bayshore, Davis Islands, Drew Park, and North Tampa, specifically Fowler near 113th Ave. near Donut Pond.

There is a high likelihood that Bayshore will be closed due to high water near the end of the evening commuting period. We encourage the motoring public to heed traffic advisories, obey traffic signs/detours, and to exercise caution when driving in and around standing water.

City Services:

Recreational programs and summer camps are open today, and will be open tomorrow, June 27, 2012.

Parks Closures:

Ben T. Davis Beach is closed due to flooding.

Picnic Island Park and Boat Ramp are also closed due to flooding.

Cypress Point Park is also closed, and no cleanup is being attempted due to high tides.

Solid Waste:

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) 348-1111, or contact the Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management online via the customer service request center at

McKay Bay Transfer Station: With a current City of Tampa utility bill and driver’s license, residents may drop-off brush and large bulky items free of charge.

Hours of Operation: - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

- Sunday: Closed

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Safety Precautions

Do not drive through water – it is difficult to determine how deep the water is, or if the road is stable.

It is best to avoid driving unless necessary.

Do not wade in flooded waters.

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.

If you are using a generator – be sure to keep it OUTSIDE in the open. Never use a generator indoors or in your garage; it gives off toxic fumes.

Stay tuned to your local television and radio stations for information.