Coastal Manatee Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 2:23 PM EDT Sep. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Thursday
evening...

* red tide hazards... possible respiratory irritation in some
coastal areas.

For red tide forecast information visit
https://tidesandcurrents.NOAA.Gov/hab/gomx.Html

* Florida red tide respiratory irritation potential impacts...
symptoms may include coughing... sneezing... and tearing eyes.
People with respiratory conditions such as asthma...
emphysema... and other pulmonary diseases may be more
sensitive. Irritation may vary locally and throughout the day.
If you experience uncomfortable symptoms... consider going to
an unaffected beach nearby.

* Florida red tide respiratory irritation timing/location... NOAA
forecast: coastal southern Pinellas county: Bay
regions... possible Monday and Tuesday. Coastal southern Manatee
county: Gulf Coast and Bay regions... possible Monday and
Tuesday. Coastal northern Sarasota county: Gulf Coast and Bay
regions... possible Monday and Tuesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Florida red tide observations... you can find unaffected beaches
by checking reports of recent local observations and data: mote
marine laboratory daily beach conditions at
https://visitbeaches.Org and the Florida fish and wildlife
conservation commission (fwc) red tide status at
myfwc.Com/redtidestatus.

Florida red tide health information... consult the Florida
department of health at: www.Floridahealth.Gov/environmental-
health/aquatic-toxins/red- tide.Html or call the poison control
center at: 1 800 222 1222.

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the department of Commerce (doc)/(noaa) of these external web
sites or the information, products, or services contained
therein.

Florida red tide information sources... red tide forecasts are
provided by the National ocean service with data provided by the
FWC and mote marine laboratory.