The Latest: Power outages, road closures and flooding around the Tampa Bay


(WFLA) — Many residents are experiencing power outages and flooding as thunderstorm continue around the Tampa Bay area.Power Outages:

An operator at Bayonet Point Hospital said the building was without power, but now the generator has restored power with no other issues.

The hospital is also reportedly not accepting new patients at this time, due to weather and trying to keep people off the streets.

According to WFLA News Channel 8’s outages tracking system, about 1500 customers have lost power in Brooksville.

A WFLA News Channel 8 viewer said 400 homes are without power in the neighborhood around Lakeview and Highland in Clearwater.Road Closures:

Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies have CLOSED the following roads due to flooding:

  • Pine Island Drive
  • Bayou Drive


Torrential rain happening right now in Tampa. High tide and winds are pushing the Hillsborough River up over the Riverwalk.

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Stay with WFLA News Channel 8 for all updates on outages throughout the night.

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