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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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Good ‘Burger awards postponed because of TD 9

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The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce has postponed the Good ‘Burger awards for a week because of the threat posed by Tropical Depression 9. Chris Steinocher, president and CEO of the chamber, sent out this statement Tuesday: “Our Good ‘Burger Awards event is a fun celebration of our community, and due to the current predictions for Tropical Depression 9, we will be moving the date from Thursday, Sept. 1 to a rain date of Thursday, Sept. 8 to ensure your…

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