Tampa, Florida floods: No place for water to go

Posted at 9:21 AM, Aug 04, 2015

For three weeks now, Tamp Bay has endured heavy rains.

There has been so much rain there is really no place for the water to go. WFTS television station reports the area has had more than 20 inches of rain, and a few more inches from the typical scattered storms it sees on a summer day are expected today, leading to more flooding.

A flood watch is in effect for Tuesday evening, according to WFTS meteorologists.

"River flooding will be an issue for Friday for the Anclote River while it crests near record breaking levels later on Tuesday," according to, the website for WFTS. "Other area rivers are expected to crest today at or near flood stage and then recede as we go through the week."

A number of local business have closed, and area officials are offering sandbags to help residents.

To aid locals, ABC Action News/WFTS is providinglive weather cams, interactive radar and more online.

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