From our partners at 10 news and 10 Investigate shows just how overwhelmed area waste water facilities were thanks to Hermine’s rain. 20 million gallons of partially treated sewage went into the Bay in St Pete from the Albert Whitted Plant, and in Tampa if was 938,000 gallons. That spill is being blamed on two power failures at the plants and not the amount of rain that Tampa received. Other cities also had spills, and you can see the full story here.
Patients and staff are back in the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson following an inspection by the Agency for Health Care Administration yesterday. A fire last week not only took out the power, it also took out the backup power. The 209 patients had to be evacuated to other medical facilities.
Construction at TIA will on the blue side arrival and departure areas will have the area closed daily between 8 pm and 4 pm. If you fly American, Delta, JetBlue or United, all pick-ups and drop-offs for those airlines will be directed to short term parking. Guests should park in the short term parking garage and take the blue elevators to baggage claim to meet their travelers. Parking fees will be waived for drop-offs and pick-ups.
You’ll have to do without your Starbuck at Tampa Airport for a couple of weeks. The Times says it’s shutting down for renovations, and when it does reopen after the million dollar remodel it will be known as Starbucks Evenings. In addition to getting your caffeine fix, you’ll also be order to wine, beer, and small plates.