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Hermine overwhelms St. Pete’s sewer system

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Mayor Rick Kriseman on Tuesday assured St. Petersburg residents the city was prepared for the onslaught of rain expected from then-Tropical Depression 9. The lines had been cleared and cleaned, Kriseman said. The capacity of the system had been increased by 3 million gallons with improvements to the Albert Whitted sewer plant. But the massive rainfall from the storm proved too much for the city’s system. By Wednesday night, St. Petersburg was discharging wastewater into Tampa Bay. That’s likely to…

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Jeff Atwater puts his office’s resources behind flood recovery in Tampa

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Flood waters in Tampa are receding and the unusual burst of rain seen over the course of 10 days is over. But Tampa residents still face a multitude of concerns as they survey damage to their homes, cars and property. The office of Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is available to help residents navigate the insurance claims process. “Rapidly rising flood waters can wreak havoc and quickly cause thousands of dollars in damage,” Atwater said. “My thoughts and prayers…

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