City of St. Pete installing upgraded measures to curb Shores Acres flood issues

The City of St. Petersburg is working to address flooding concerns in Shore Acres. Workers spent Wednesday morning installing yet another upgraded backflow preventer in the neighborhood. ​"It's a different design. So instead of being a duck bill, it's an actual cone. And that cone head doesn't have the challenge that the duckbill has in terms of things being able to get stuck underneath it, or being able to being stuck open. And so we believe that that new design will be watertight for longer," said Public Works Administrator Claude Tankersley.