TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) – It's a washout for parts of Hillsborough County Friday as the National Weather Service says the Tampa Bay area is under a flood watch until 4 p.m. Saturday.
The rainy weather caused several road issues in parts of the county, Tampa, and Temple Terrace and also prompted local authorities to offer sandbags as a precaution.
Tampa Police said officers responded to multiple calls for flooded vehicles. If you can't see the road, police said don't drive through it.
Current locations with flooded vehicles include:
Bougainvillea/30th (multiple vehicles)
Florida/Linebaugh (multiple vehicles)
22nd/109th (multiple vehicles)
City of Temple Terrace said motorists should avoid the intersections of 56th Street at Fowler Avenue and 56th Street at Busch Boulevard due to flooding. And near the USF campus, heavy rain was reported to be an issue.
Hillsborough County made sandbags available to the public until 5 p.m. tonight (May 2), as weather conditions permit, at all three County Public Works Service Units:
- West Service Unit - 9805 Sheldon Road
- South Service Unit – 8718 Old Big Bend Road
- East Service Unit – 4702 Sydney Road
Sandbag materials will be available for residents to make their own sandbags. Each citizen must sign their name and provide their home address acknowledging the receipt of 25 sandbags or less.
You can call 813-635-5400 to report flooding/road problems in Hillsborough or request additional information.
The City of Dunedin sunset music series scheduled for tonight in Weaver Park featuring the band One Sun has been cancelled due to the weather.
The weather cancelled several events, including the Friday Extra Concert Series at Lowry Park Bandshell and the Do the Local Motion lunchtime guided walking tour of downtown, according to TBO.com.
However, the Burger Showdown at Curtis Hixon Park is still on. It starts at 5 p.m.
The National Weather Service's flash flood warning for Hillsborough expired at 1:00 pm.
In Pasco County, a spokesperson there said there are no major reports of flooding or damage.
Photos Credit 970 WFLA/K. Norman
MIDDLETON HS: One wing of school closed due to standing water. All students moved to another part of campus pic.twitter.com/COxpJWrBA4— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) May 2, 2014
PHOTOS: Rain and flooding around Tampa http://t.co/8RZ9vKcefB— TBO.com (@TBOcom) May 2, 2014
Lots at USF are flooding with all this rain. pic.twitter.com/BKAktpPuFB— Kasandrea Sereno (@KasandreaSereno) May 2, 2014