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City of St. Petersburg in Tropical Storm Warning

Heavy rains, localized flooding expected today, July 31

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Tropical Storm Emily. The storm is expected to move across the west coast of Florida today bringing heavy rain with the possibility of localized flooding in low-lying areas. Tropical Storm Emily is expected to bring widespread rainfall of 2-4 inches through Monday night in the Tampa Bay area, with higher amounts possible in some areas.

The City of St. Petersburg advises residents to take extra precautions today, particularly to avoid driving through flooded streets and to stay informed about developing weather conditions.

Sandbags are being distributed at the Traffic Operations Building at 1744 9th Ave. N.
City staff will have signs on 9th Avenue directing residents to the site. This change was made to keep the sand, employees and residents dry.

Residents should take these precautions:

  • Report all sewage and stormwater related issues directly to the Water Resources Dispatch. Call (727) 893-7261
  • All other issues may either be reported to the Mayor's Action Center by calling (727-893-7111) or online through SeeClickFix at
  • Residents are also urged to sign up for Alert St. Pete at to receive emergency notifications from the City by phone or text message.

Additionally, the Pinellas County Emergency Management team has made sandbags available for Pinellas County residents at the unincorporated Lealman Community Park, 3800 55th Ave. N., St. Petersburg

Follow the City on Twitter (@stpetefl) for traffic updates and other storm information.

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