Tampa Warnings and Dangers

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  • Warnings and Dangers
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  • Warnings and Dangers
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  • 1. Rough Neighborhoods

    I've lived in the Tampa Bay area (Temple Terrace, St. Pete, Westchase) for about 4 years. I'm a young professional who moved from Michigan. Temple Terrace was, bar none, the sketchiest area in which...

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  • 2. Lightning

    Tampa is the lightning capital of the world, but there's not much to be afraid of. You are twice as likely to be struck by lightning as you are to be shot while attending school, so you're not bloody...

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  • 3. Bugs bugs bugs

    The area has millions of mosquitoes and invisible biting sand flies (known as “no-see-ums”), especially in the coastal and marshy areas, but neither insect carries malaria or other diseases. You...

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  • 4. Busch Gardens

    Take a ride at Montu, the longest and tallest inverted roller coaster in the world 1997. It is named after an Egyptian god, Montu who will take you through an inverse diving loop, two 45-degree angled...

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  • 5. Transportation

    Tampa is known for it's drivers . . . and their "creative" driving. Pedestrians are just as likely to be roadkill her as raccoons. If you are visiting Tampa, make sure that you're extra careful...

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  • 6. Land Critters

    Dusk in Florida can be quite BUGGY! The locals try to avoid being outside this time of the day. If you must be outside cover up and wear light colors and of course WEAR INSECT REPELLENT! Light...

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  • 7. Sea Critters

    Jellyfish can sometimes be found in Florida's waters. When Jellyfish are present, public beaches post warnings or if that fails they can often be spotted. When Jellyfish are present, stay out of the...

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  • 9. Hurricane Season

    So you are on vacation and a hurricane is coming...or you are going to the Atlantic during hurricane season and want to know what to do. First and foremost...

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  • 10. Weather in Tampa

    Hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, lightning, high winds, and overwhelming temperatures are all common hazards in the Tampa Bay area. While the area gets...

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  • 11. Sun and heat

    The sun and heat in Florida can be quite intense so be sure to:1) drink plenty of water2) wear sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30. The new continuous spray...

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  • 12. Glass and Alchol

    For safety reasons we do not allow glass on our beaches here. So when you are going to the store be sure to get plastic or cans before heading to the beach. If...

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  • 13. Sharks - what to know

    Florida has gotten quite a bit of publicity about shark attacks lately- but it hasn't kept us locals out of the water - shark attacks are VERY rare here esp...

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  • 14. Keeping safe by watching the flags

    Florida has a beach flag warning system designed to let you know the beach conditions and keep you safe in the water...... So look for the flag warnings before...

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  • 15. Rip tide safety

    Florida beaches do sometimes have a rip tides. Rip tides can take you out further into the ocean and keep even the strongest swimmer away from the shore. About...

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  • 16. RED Tide Dangers

    Red Tide Warnings Make sure you don’t go to beaches or go into waters that are closed due to red tide. Red tide happens in ocean waters periodically. It is...

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  • 17. International Plaza

    I know this applies to most cities, but remember to be careful no matter where you are. My mother was assaulted in the parking lot of the International Plaza,...

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  • 18. Boating in Florida

    If you?re renting a boat or a jet ski be sure to find out the local regulations and that your boat is equipped with the basic life preservers etc. The coast...

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  • 19. Sunglass warnings

    The sun in Florida can be quite intense especially when you are on the watersunglasses used on the beach or water need to be polarized to avoid burning the...

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  • 20. Turn baby, turn.

    Those spiral cloud formations called 'hurricane' that you see on your TV... they usually are headed for Florida. So, if there is a hurricane, it's best to stay...

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  • 21. A hospital? On an island? That's made of garbage?

    Okay, so imagine you're a Tampa city planner. You have to put the county hospital somewhere - right? Where do you pick:a) the middle of town - so it's easy to...

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  • 22. Bicycles... not a good idea

    Dont get me wrong. I love bike riding but in Tampa it really isnt practical. The streets are huge and it seems that hitting cyclists is a local past time. If...

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  • 23. Ybor City - Cons

    Ybor is one of my favorite parts of Tampa, but it is a bit dangerous at night time. Just make sure you stay around 7th Avenue (the main street) where you see a...

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  • 24. Driving: One-Way Streets

    Driving around Tampa seems easy enough if you look at a map because much of the city is set up in a grid-like manner. However many of Tampa's streets, seemingly...

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  • 25. Love Bugs

    If you are travelling by automobile to Tampa during the summer months of June-August the highways and country roads are filled love bugs. They are 2 intertwined...

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