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Gulfport Beach Underwater, Downtown Streets Flooded, Kayakers Spotted

Gulfport City Officials have blocked off 58th St. S. near Town Shores, Gulfport Beach is underwater and low-lying areas are flooding from today's storm.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Low lying streets in Gulfport, including Beach and Shore Boulevards, are nearly impassible. The downpour of rain combined with higher tides and breaking waves has left Gulfport Beach underwater.

The dock near the Gulfport Recreation Center is receiving a direct hit; wood planks could be seen floating ashore.

Officials have put up a "road closed" sign on 58th St. S. near Town Shores, as the water levels continue to rise.

Drivers are urged not to go out on flooded streets. Most flood deaths take place in cars, because flooded roads may be deeper than they appear. Vehicles may be swept off roadways.

Despite on Gulfport, a few adventure seekers were lured outdoors during the storm. A couple of kayakers could be seen cruising on Shore Boulevard on Sunday afternoon.

Barb Kansorka June 26, 2012 at 07:14 PM
So how is Town Shores surviving? Are 1st floor homes in water?
CJ June 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Looks like you could have used them at the dunk tank! You are such a good sport!
CJ June 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Good luck to all the shops, stores, and restaurants getting back in shape after the water has gone down. I will keep watch for volunteer efforts in the next week or so and try my best to chip in.
CJ June 28, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I think all the people who were bad shots got lucky when it was your turn in the dunk tank.
CJ June 28, 2012 at 04:57 PM
...you friend does not want to hear from you any more, he quit smoking...and yes, we are all aware you don't know the area...but was surprised you ever had any friends...lol! (its a joke ''John'' ''whatever'')...

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