Floods continue as rains return

Flooded homes, swamped streets and soaked cars -- that was the story in the Bay Area on Monday as more rain moved in. 

Several South Tampa roads began to fill with water shortly after 8 a.m., causing officials to shut them down. Among those roads were high-traffic areas like Dale Mabry Highway near Kennedy and Henderson Boulevards, as well as Bayshore Boulevard between Platt and Rome. 

The entryway to the Regency Cove apartment complex on Westshore Boulevard was also blocked due to a depression that opened following the weekend's downpour. Estimated to be 20 feet wide and 5 feet deep, it blocked the entire gated entrance, and was filling with water once Monday's rain began.

Workers will have to repair the crumbled -- and now flooded -- road before residents can access the area again.

Locals are now being urged to take precautions to stay safe and protect their property. One shelter opened up in Hillsborough County due to the flooding. It's located at Bible Based Fellowship at 8718 N. 46th St. in Tampa. (Note: pets are not allowed.)