Hurricane Irma sucks away Tampa Bay water

"The worrisome part will be later when the winds start pushing the water back," Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean said. 

Though receding waters typically indicate a coming tsunami, hurricane “bulge” may be responsible for these sites.

The hurricane can draw water toward the center, pulling it away from its surroundings, the Washington Post reported.

The center of the storm has extremely low pressure to draw water upward.

It’s unclear when the water will return to Tampa Bay as Irma heads for southwest Florida coast after making landfall in the Florida Keys just after 9 a.m. Sunday.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn warned residents about Irma's fury, urging neighbors to help people out.