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High tide, storm surge caused by Hurricane Michael spurs flooding across Tampa Bay

Longboat Key, St. Armands and St. Pete Beach have already seen flooded streets near the shoreline.
Credit: Tim Burquest, 10News
Combined with storm surge and high tide, flooding is occurring along parts of Longboat Key and St. Armands.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Even a day before Hurricane Michael makes an expected landfall on the Florida Panhandle, flooding is being reported across Tampa Bay.

A combination of high tide and storm surge is resulting in elevated water levels across many low-lying areas on the Gulf and Tampa Bay.

The National Hurricane Center issued a storm surge watch for the Bay area in anticipation of 1-3 feet surge above normal levels. For Pasco County and locations northward, a larger surge is expected.

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Several locations in St. Pete Beach are experiencing flooded roadways. In a few instances, it's hard telling where the road ends and the Intracoastal waterway begins.

Video: Where's the road? Hurricane Michael storm surge plus high tide creates flood

Video: Van drives through flooded road in St. Pete Beach

Video: High tide, Hurricane Michael storm surge causes street flooding near The Don CeSar

Video: Water level just an inch below the Intracostal

Shore Acres, located on the east side of Pinellas County on Tampa Bay, is well-known for frequent flooding. And with Hurricane Michael, it's happening again.

Video: Flooding on several streets in St. Petersburg's Shore Acres neighborhood

Video: Water gets knee-deep in spots in Shore Acres

Even places south, including Longboat Key and St. Armands in Sarasota County, experienced flooding because of the combination of high tide and storm surge.

Photos: High tide and storm surge causes flooding in Longboat Key, St. Armands

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