Flood warning for Tampa
A flood warning is still in effect in Tampa after record-breaking rainfall on Saturday.
The Florida DOT and Tampa Fire Rescue shut down 50th Street in both directions at Adamo Drive and Hillsborough Avenue near the Veteran's Expressway overnight Saturday due to high flood waters.
Around 8 a.m. Sunday, Tampa police announced all roads were reopening. Just 30 minutes later, Gandy Boulevard at Westshore was barricaded again when a patch of heavy rain caused floodwaters to return.
The city of Tampa is making sandbags available to residents at two locations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday:
1. Jackson Heights Playground, 3310 E. Lake Avenue
2. City of Tampa Solid Waste at 4010 W. Spruce Street
Residents can grab up to 10 bags, as long as they show identification to verify they are a Tampa resident, such as a driver's license, utility bill, or electric bill.
During any heavy rainfall, use caution when driving around standing water. It is best to avoid driving unless necessary.
Treat non-functioning traffic signals as a four-way stop. If you see a road closed, follow the detour signs.