Clearwater Beach, home to some of the most iconic spots in Clearwater, has reopened after the storm ended Tuesday night.
The water level in the area had dropped slightly as of 8 p.m.
Wednesday, but officials said it was expected to drop further.
A storm surge advisory for Clearwater is in effect until midnight, according to the National Weather Service.
In addition to the beach, several roads in the city of 1.3 million were closed and the water was expected near the city’s downtown.
There were reports of flooding at the intersection of Clearwater Boulevard and the North Beach Road.
The city of Clearwaters reopened its water supply to all residents around 11 p.ms.
Tuesday after the town of St. Johns had declared a state of emergency due to the storm surge.
It will be open from 9 a.m.-8 p.meters on Thursday and Friday, but residents should be prepared to deal with heavy rain and mud, the city said in a statement.
“We are asking residents to be patient and continue to keep their doors and windows shut until the water recedes,” the statement said.
The beach reopened Tuesday night with the first of a series of water closings scheduled over the next few days, the council said.
People can expect to see more rain and flooding throughout the week.
The water level will also be dropping and the beach will be closed for the duration of the storm, the statement added.