Bayshore Boulevard near downtown Tampa braces for possible flooding from Elsa

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.

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.

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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.


Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.