Tampa Bay area may see flooding in coming days from rising river levels

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The tremendous rainfall from Irma has lead to a quick and substantial rise in local river levels.

While many have already hit their forecast crest, other rivers are still rising.

“While many local rivers slowly recede, there are a few that will continue to rise through the weekend and into next week. The Withlacoochee River at Croom and Trilby, the Hillsborough River at Morris Bridge, and the Peace River at Arcadia and Zolfo Springs will likely stay well above flood stage,” Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth said.

Many of the areas in Tampa Bay could see some major flooding even into next week. Click through the gallery below to find out what to expect in your area.

WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s