A woman who survived being swept away by a wave at the mouth of Tampa Bay has found herself in an emergency room after being taken to hospital after being hit by lightning while hiking.
Key points:Tampa Bay is still experiencing severe weatherThe storm warning has been extended until September 29The weather warning is in place for the remainder of the weekThe city is still undergoing significant flooding, but is experiencing minimal riskThe Florida Keys and other areas are experiencing moderate-to-severe flooding.
The woman, identified by local media as Jennifer, was hiking on a path near the Tampa Bay Convention Center in the city when she was struck by a flash flood.
She was taken to a local hospital, where she remains in critical condition.
Tampa police said the storm warning was extended to September 29 for the rest of the month.
“We don’t know how much damage is expected to occur,” Tampa Police Chief Michael Devereaux said.
“But we do know the storm is coming.
A storm warning is still in place until September 27.”
We will be monitoring the storm for the foreseeable future.”
A storm warning is still in place until September 27.
There are still significant risks to the public, including downed trees and power lines, but there is little risk of flash flooding, Devereau said.
The storm warnings have been extended to the remainder for the next three days.
“Our intention is to ensure that people are aware of the potential for these weather events, but that’s the only thing that is happening right now,” he said.
A warning is also in place to the Tampa area for storm damage, flooding, lightning, flash flooding and possible flooding in the nearby Florida Keys.
“This is just one example of the challenges that we face in protecting the public from these weather systems,” Devereaus said.