Pinellas flooding prompts evacuations, road closures

Flooding in Pinellas County prompted road closures and evacuations Monday. 

Palm Harbor Fire Rescue said 40 people were evacuated from the Caladesi RV Park near Alternate 19 and Tampa Rd. because the flood waters reached 3-4 ft. high. 

Alternate 19 was closed between Curlew and Alderman because of flooding but was later reopened. The East Lake area of Pinellas County also experienced road closures from flooding. Tarpon Woods Blvd. was closed, along with roads in East Lake Woodlands neighborhood and Ridgemoor. 

There was also severe flooding Monday morning on westbound Courtney Campbell near McMullen Booth Rd. 

Three shelters have been opened by the American Red Cross in Pasco and Pinellas Counties.


First Presbyterian Church, 540 Ridge Rd., Port Richey

Pinellas County:

Clearwater Community Church, 2897 N. Belcher Rd., Dunedin.

The Red Cross urges residents going to a shelter to bring the following items: 

  • Identification
  • Medications
  • Dietary needs
  • Extra clothing
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Towels
  • Extra clothing
  • Comfort items and toys for children
  • Infant supplies
  • Pillows, blankets

Anyone bringing pets to the Fasano shelter must bring:

  • inoculation/license records
  • cages
  • food
  • toys