Tropical Storm Colin: Flooding, damage, cancellations & more

Trina Gonzalez, Todd Peterson
Residents Trina Gonzalez, left, and Todd Peterson stockpile sandbags to protect their homes from the rain in Glendora, Calif., Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. After all the talk, El Nino storms have finally lined up over the Pacific and started soaking drought-parched California with rain expected to last for most of the next two weeks, forecasters said Monday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Here’s important information you need to know to stay safe. Click on your county to learn about flooding, damage, cancellations & more.

Storm Team 8 Tracks Tropical Storm Colin 

  • Tropical Storm Colin formed in the Gulf Sunday evening and is picking up speed heading for the Big Bend of Florida. The 2 p.m. Advisory shows the storm still has sustained winds at 50 mph. The storm is moving to the north northeast at 17 mph and will make landfall in the Big Bend region of Florida Monday evening. As of 2PM the center of circulation was 250 miles west of Tampa, but the strong wind gusts and heavy rain bands extend well to the southeast of the center of circulation. The Tampa Bay area has already seen a widespread 3″-5″ of rainfall with more expected through Monday night.
  • . See the complete forecast and Tropical Storm Colin’s projected path.

Sandbag Locations

  • Many county and cities in Tampa Bay have sandbags available. At many locations, residents will have to fill the bags themselves.

County by County Coverage- flooding, damage, cancellations & more

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