ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Emily has caused flooding in St. Petersburg.
The police department is asking everyone to avoid these streets that are either already flooding, or are prone to heavy flooding:
- 27th Avenue South at 10th Street South
- 13th Avenue North at 66th Street North
- 5th Avenue South from 16th Street South to 21st Street South
- 1st Avenue North from 58th Street North to 59th Street North
- 22nd Avenue North at 49th Street North
- 4th Avenue North at 58th Street North
- Palmera Boulevard Northeast at Snell Isle Boulevard Northeast
- 9th Avenue North from 61st Street North to 63rd Street North
News Channel 8 saw one driver get stuck on 1st Avenue North at 58th Street North. The driver is OK.
A viewer sent WFLA.com a photo of a crane that tipped over while working on the roof of a building on 26th Avenue in Indians Rocks Beach.
Pinellas County Emergency Management advises residents to take extra precautions Monday, particularly to avoid driving through flooded streets and to stay informed about developing weather conditions.
Coastal and barrier island residents are advised to prepare for potential localized flooding and higher than usual tides.
The Citizen Information Center is open for questions or reports of storm-related issues. Call 727-464-4333.
And Pinellas County Utilities is asking residents to limit unnecessary water use during Tropical Storm Emily, including washing clothes, dishes and taking showers.