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Study: Some Tampa neighborhoods could be under water by 2040

TAMPA – We now have a better idea of some of the most vulnerable areas of flooding in Hillsborough County, including entire neighborhoods and parks.

Hillsborough County-City Planning commission was just required by the state to look at the most vulnerable areas of Tampa Bay.

This came after legislation passed last year requires local governments to address area's risks for flooding and one of the biggest risks is from sea rise. They expect sea levels could rise as high as 2 feet by 2040.

Some of the areas more vulnerable neighborhoods to sea-rise flooding include Tampa Bay, McKay Bay and the Tampa Bypass Canal, and the Hillsborough River.