The mayor of St. Pete Beach is asking residents not to use their showers, dish washers or clothes washers, because the sewer system is backed up due to Tropical Storm Colin.

The sanitary sewer pipe and pump station is full and cannot accept any additional flow, Mayor Maria Lowe said on her Facebook page.

Effective immediately, all residents and businesses on St. Pete Beach are requested to stop using the sanitary sewer system until further notice, the notice said.

This includes showers, baths, laundry, dish washing and any other use of water that enters the sanitary sewer system.

"We urge everyone to be cautious and limit use as much as possible," the mayor said.

Lowe said she expects this situation to continue through the day and into the early evening and for several hours after the waters recede.

Significant coastal flooding has been reported in the Tampa Bay area.

With several inches of additional rain this morning in some spots, street flooding, along with the coastal flooding, will be the major concern today.