Heavy rains now expected through Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service has extended to Flood Watch for Hernando County until 4:00 PM Monday. Areas of heavy rain will continue to impact portions of west central Florida with the greatest risk of flooding mainly north of Tampa Bay. Exercise caution as shallow rooted trees could topple in highly saturated soil.
- Up to 3.00” of rain is possible through 8:00 AM Tuesday
Minor coastal flooding occurred yesterday in the areas of Pine Island, Bayport and Aripeka. This will likely occur again today, then again overnight, during high tide. Please avoid these areas during the next couple of high tide cycles as the roads may become impassable. Please see the attached Heavy Rain & Coastal Flooding Update from the National Weather Service and always remain vigilant as conditions may change.
Synopsis/Overview: Areas of heavy rain will continue to impact portions of west central Florida with the greatest risk of flooding mainly north of Tampa Bay.
- Flood Warning : North Central Hillsborough County, including Tampa, until 9:30 am
- Flood Watch : In effect for Levy, Citrus, Hernando Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties through 4 pm Monday
River Flood Warning
- Cypress Creek at Worthington Gardens: Minor Flooding
- Little Manatee River at Wimauma: Minor Flooding
- Myakka River at Myakka State Park: Minor Flooding
- Anclote River at Elfers: Rise into Minor Flooding later today
Marine and Beach
- A Small Craft Advisory on gulf waters north of Tarpon Springs
- A High Risk of Rip Currents from Pinellas County to Lee County
- Minor coastal flooding will occur at the time of high tide this afternoon and late tonight, especially near Cedar Key
As always, please keep an eye on your favorite news/weather channel for the latest information on weather conditions near you.
- For the latest weather information, residents are urged to actively monitor their favorite news station or the National Weather Service at (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tbw/).
- Residents living in low lying, flood prone areas should take necessary precautions to protect life and property.
- Turn around, don’t drown. Do not drive through flooded areas after a storm event.
- Keep children and pets safely away from flood waters as they may be contaminated.
- Sand and sandbags are available for purchase at home improvement stores.
- Post flood safety information is posted on the Emergency Management site: http://www.hernandosheriff.org/em/
- Report damages promptly to the Emergency Operations Center at 352-754-4083.