Transcript for Hurricane Irma not a worst-case scenario for Tampa
Hurricane Irma raced through Tampa. The first hurricane there in nearly a century. T.J. Holmes was there for it all. Good morning, T.J. Reporter: Hey, good morning to you, robin. So how bad was it here in Tampa? Frankly, we don't know yet. It hit in the overnight hours. It was dark now the curfew still in place and emergency officials are trying to assess how bad the damage was from the storm. What do we know? It wasn't as bad as it could have been. This area that's so vulnerable to flooding and that was the huge fear, we know that the storm that surprised everybody by starting to make a beeline here over the weekend also made a little bit of a shift to the east, so it spared this area, Tampa, that huge, huge hit from a huge, huge storm. It was a category 1 still a hurricane but still the surge and so much expected and feared did not come to fruition. I'm standing next to the Hillsborough river that dumps out into the bay. This yesterday was essentially drained and dumped out as we often see as the water gets sucked out and then the surge comes back. Well, that water as you see here live with me is back so there's still a flooding fear possibility here. We're still getting wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles an hour and driving rain so not out of the woods just yet. Still reason to be concerned. T.J., thank you.
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