Tampa Bay on Flood Alert

TAMPA (970 WFLA) -- Urban areas could experience flooding Monday afternoon and evening, and areas south of Tampa Bay remain under a flood watch through Tuesday evening, thanks to a disorganized tropical system that's dumping rain on the Gulf Coast region. It's not part of Tropical Storm Harvey that continues to bring devastating rain to Texas. 

The National Weather Service has posted an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for portions of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and northwest Sarasota counties until 6:30 this evening, as up to two inches of rain has already fallen, and another one to two inches is expected. 

These areas could experience flooding:  Tampa, Clearwater, Largo, Sarasota, Bradenton, Pinellas Park, Plant   City, Temple Terrace, Seminole, Palmetto, Downtown Saint   Petersburg, Fort Desoto Park, Fish Hawk, Saint Petersburg, Lutz,   Brandon, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Anna Maria and Palm   Harbor.
Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected over the area. 

For Manatee and Sarasota counties, the last couple of days have set new records for rainfall. Right now, there's flooding reported in North Port. In Venice, spokesperson Lorraine Anderson says they're handing out sandbags at the corner of Flamingo and Gardenia Drive. 

Venice Police rescued two adults and three special needs students from a school bus that took on water in the 700 block of East Venice Avenue. 

In Manatee County, a storm-related death. Deputies say they found a 61 year old man in a wheelchair, face down in the road in six inches of water, in the 69 hundred block of 44th Court East Sunday Night. It's not clear how he died.

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