TAMPA, Fla. — Bayshore Boulevard is just south of downtown Tampa, where the bay meets the city.
When storms come through, the wind starts churning that water and it crashes over the sea wall and pours into the street.
Windy here in Tampa. I’m along Bayshore Blvd.— Alexa Lorenzo (@ALorenzoTV) July 6, 2021
This area floods often. People who live nearby say they are ready for whatever #Elsa brings. 🌀🌧 @WFTV pic.twitter.com/oYE1CuGgmG
With Hurricane Elsa, that hasn’t happened just yet.
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Early Tuesday, the water was mostly calm. There were some white caps, but nothing of concern.
There were a few brief moments of heavy wind.
Last year, Tropical Storm Eta sent massive waves of water onto Bayshore Boulevard, flooding not just the roadway but people’s front yards as well.
Publix near Downtown Tampa has been packed with people stocking up on all the essentials for #HurricaneElsa.— Alexa Lorenzo (@ALorenzoTV) July 7, 2021
Canned goods, non-perishables, water, etc!
Alina has all that and more! ☕ 👏
The simple mention of Cuban coffee made my heart sing! pic.twitter.com/Jm7b2iIawn
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Flooding is still expected in the area again, but not as bad as Eta. The National Hurricane Center estimates Tampa Bay will experience two to four feet of storm surge.
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