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.