JUST IN: Tropical Storm Colin updates

Posted at 9:03 AM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 17:05:05-04

Tropical Storm Colin left heavy rain, flooding and wind damage across the Bay Area.

Here's the latest as it comes into the ABC Action Newsroom:

4:51 p.m. Madeira Beach sewerage notice rescinded

  • Pinellas County Utilities customers in Madeira Beach along Gulf Boulevard, from the Tom Stuart Causeway south to 140th Avenue, may resume sewer use immediately as blockages have been resolved by maintenance crews. 


4:00 p.m. City of St. Petersburg begins discharging partially treated water into Tampa Bay


  • Water is being pumped out of the Albert Whitted Waste Water Facility because is it overcapacity. 
  • The city is permitted to bypass around wastewater plants in emergency circumstances.
  • The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been notified of a discharge. 
2:37 p.m. Madeira Beach issues sewer emergency
  • Residents and businesses along Gulf Boulevard, from the Tom Stuart Causeway south to 140th Avenue are being asked to stop using it immediately.
  • Crews are currently in the process of investigating a blockage.


12:31 p.m. Tornado Warning for Manatee, Hardee expires

12:13 p.m. St. Pete sewer system full

  • Residents are not to use any water systems that dump into the sanitation system / sewer
  • Due to overload from Tropical Storm Colin, this alert is active until further notice.
  • City officials began discharging into Boca Ciega Bay when excess started rising through manholes around the city.
  • Read more on this alert

12:06 p.m. Sunshine Skyway Bridge has reopened to traffic

  • Bridge was closed for more than a full day, since early Monday morning
  • Winds have since subsided and through traffic is now permitted
  • Follow @TampaBayTraffic for constant updates

10:44 a.m. Several flooded St. Pete Beach roads to avoid

  • Pass A Grille: W. Maritana is open, however in poor condition and caution is urged 
  • Casablanca, 36th and 37th remain blocked off due to high waters
  • Gulf Blvd. continues to flood at 55th Ave. and other locations
  • Boga Ciega closed from 75th to 76th
  • Boga Ciega closed from 75th to Corey Ave.

10:29 a.m. Public parks closed until further notice

  • Lake Seminole Park
  • Weedon Island Preserve
  • Sawgrass Lake Park
  • Fort De Soto Park

10:24 a.m. Mobile home park evacuated due to flooding

  • The Mariners Cove Mobile Home Park was evacuated Tuesday
  • Largo PD and fire crews assisted residents to safety
  • See video of the situation in a tour of the area with emergency crews

10:11 a.m. Power outages still top 10,000 customers

9:43 a.m. Double red flags, no swimming in Clearwater

  • Clearwater Beach has posted the double red flags, meaning no swimming is allowed.
  • Check @CLWPublicSafety for updates

9:37 a.m. TIA delays in dozens

  • After nearly 100 affected flights yesterday, Tuesday's travel outlook seems to be better -- but not perfect
  • @FlyTPA reported 29 delays and 2 cancelations as of mid-morning Tuesday.
  • Make sure to check before you head out this morning. 

9:24 a.m. Almost all Hernando, Pasco roads reopen

  • Osowaw Blvd. west of Shoal Line Blvd. remains closed for repairs in Hernando
  • All other roads that were closed for flooding are now reopened in Hernando
  • Pasco County officials say all "major" roads have reopened

9:10 a.m. Cruise delayed in Port of Tampa 

  • A carnival paradise cruise headed for a 5-day trip in Mexico was stuck ashore in Tampa due to the inclement weather. 
  • Departure expected Tuesday after weather clears up, but no exact time scheduled

8:33 a.m. New sandbag pickups in Tampa

8:17 a.m. Elementary school closed for flooding

  • Cross Bayou Elementary School diverted students to Walsingham Elementary
  • Flooding will close the Pinellas Park school all day Tuesday
  • See all school updates

7:56 a.m. St. Pete intersections blocked by high water

  • 38th Ave. N and 4th St. N: Cars stuck
  • MLK St. N from 54th Ave to 74th Ave. Localized flooding
  • 62nd Ave. N and MLK: Cars stuck
  • Shore Acres Blvd and 40th Av NE: Flooding
  • 15th Ave. S to 18th Ave. S and 40th St. to 42nd St. is flooded: Barricades up
  • Follow @TampaBayTraffic for live updates

7:35 a.m. Causeway reopened after high surf concerns

  • The Courtney Campbell Causeway has reopened after early morning high water concerns as a lingering plume of heavy rain trailed off from Tropical Storm Colin. 

6:51 a.m. Skyway remains closed due to strong winds

  • Since around 11 a.m. Monday, strong winds from Tropical Storm Colin have shut down the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
  • No word on a timetable for reopening.
  • Alternate routes through Tampa on the other bridges were backed up early Tuesday. 

6:35 a.m. Tampa streets flood, Bayshore totally closed

  • See a flood hotspot map via the City of Tampa here