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Hillsborough: Updates from Tropical Storm Isaac

Update: 2:10 p.m.

Tornado warning cancelled

Weather officials say funnel clouds are still possible as showers move through.

Update: 1:57 p.m.

Hillsborough County under tornado warning

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southeastern Hillsborough County after radar indicated a tornado near Myakka Head. It was moving north at 35 mph shortly after 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Closures

In Tampa on Monday, as the region felt some minor effects from Isaac, Hillsborough Community College, the University of South Florida, and Stetson University College of Law were closed.

South Tampa floods closed down Dale Mabry Highway from Neptune to Estrella streets and Church Avenue from Henderson to Estrella streets. One lane on Dale Mabry was reopened just before 7 a.m. Bayshore Boulevard remained opened.

On Monday as of 7 a.m., Plant City reported 2.45 inches of rainfall. In Tampa, rain totaled 1.89 inches.

No storm-related injuries were reported.

The biggest impact appeared to be lost power for 146 Tampa Electric customers. The outage was spread around the county and not centered in any one city, said Lori Hudson, a spokeswoman for the county.

Two trees were toppled.

Only two people stayed in shelters overnight, she said. And as of noon, all shelters had been closed.

Hudson also said there was no significant storm surge. Tropical Storm Debby earlier this year brought more flooding than Isaac, she said.

"This was the best of all scenarios," Hudson said.

Hillsborough: Updates from Tropical Storm Isaac 08/27/12 [Last modified: Monday, August 27, 2012 2:30pm]
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