Alafia River

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Even though Hurricane Irma is well behind us, many neighborhoods remain several feet underwater - including one along the Alafia River near Lithia.

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River flooding is the latest consequence of Hurricane Irma blowing through Florida earlier this week.

The National Weather Service in Ruskin  said significant river flooding will continue over the next several days as rain from the storm drains into West Central Florida rivers.

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Mystery surrounds the circumstances that left a 3-year-old boy alone on an island in the middle of the Alafia River near Tampa following a Halloween afternoon outing with his father on a See-Doo water scooter.

District to Activate Tampa Bypass Canal System Tonight

Sep 6, 2016
National Weather Service

The Southwest Florida Management District is activating the Tampa Bypass Canal System to prevent local flooding.