Coastal Manatee Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 7:57 PM EST Jan. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

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

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin has issued a
beach hazards statement for respiratory irritation associated with
high concentrations of red tide, which is 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 Manatee county: Gulf
Coast... possible Thursday. Coastal northern/southern Sarasota
county: Gulf Coast... possible Thursday.

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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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.