Florida flooding News

Summer Flooding Causing Damage, Evacuations in Tampa Bay Area

A summer deluge has flooded streets in the Tampa Bay area, forcing some road closings and evacuations, delaying airline flights and overtaxing parts of local wastewater treatment systems. Major intersections were closed Monday near downtown Tampa, snarling traffic throughout the …

Army Corps Watching Water Levels at Florida’s Lake Okeechobee

Water levels in Lake Okeechobee have risen to nearly 16 feet. The rising water levels in the shallow lake have prompted the Army Corps of Engineers to fully open locks around the lake to release water and protect the aging …