A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Tampa Bay, and Gov. Rick Scott has issued a State of Emergency for 34 Florida counties. All Bay Area counties are included.
On Sunday at 6 p.m., the National Hurricane Center officially declared Tropical Storm Colin.
The storm was moving northeast over the gulf toward Florida.
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The National Hurricane Center said a hurricane hunter plane would be investigating the storm.
Regardless of development, heavy rains and flooding are expected all along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Sandbags are being distributed to residents around the bay. Bring a shovel and proof of residency. For full list of locations, click here.
We will update any reported school closings here.
Dozens of flights in and out of Tampa International Airport are delayed and many others canceled. Make sure to check your airline if traveling today. Check flight status on FlightAware here.
The storm caused sweeping service outages for Duke and TECO customers. You can report outages in several ways:
- Call TECO's outage line at 1-877-588-1010
- Text OUT to TECO's text line at 35069
See updated power outage maps in the links below:
Hillsborough residents can report flooding here, or call 813-272-5900. Here's a flooding map via the City of Tampa:
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