Hurricane Irma drains Tampa Bay area waterways

- Hurricane Irma’s winds are draining the water from Tampa Bay area waterways, creating an eerie pre-storm scene along Bayshore Boulevard and other popular destinations.

FOX 13 chief meteorologist Paul Dellegatto explained that strong east winds from the storm – still 200 miles south-southeast of Tampa as of noon – were pushing water south out of the bays and bayous.

Tampa residents were sharing photos of the muddy bottom of Hillsborough Bay from Bayshore.  Tourists on stormy Anna Maria Island were greeted with dry land almost all the way out to the end of the pier.

The water will rush back in as Irma passes, Paul added.

Live view from FOX 13's Brookdale Bayshore camera: 

<img data-cke-saved-src="http://fox13cams.com/webcams/grandcourt.jpg" src="http://fox13cams.com/webcams/grandcourt.jpg" width=":100%" "="">

Click to enlarge

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories