... Beach hazards statement in effect through Thursday evening...
The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin has issued a
beach hazards statement for Florida red tide... which is in effect
through Thursday evening.
* Red tide hazards... possible respiratory irritation in some
For red tide forecast information visit
http://tidesandcurrents.NOAA.Gov/hab (all lower case).
* 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: southern Manatee county: Gulf Coast and Bay
regions... possible Monday and Tuesday. Northeren Sarasota
county: Gulf Coast and Bay regions... possible Monday and
Florida red tide observations... you can find unaffected beaches
by checking reports of recent local observations and data: mote
marine laboratory daily beach conditions
http://www.Mote.Org/beaches and the Florida fish and wildlife
conservation commission (fwc) red tide status
Florida red tide health information... consult the Florida
department of health:
red-tide.Htm or call the poison control center: 1 800 222 1222.
Inclusion of external links does not constitute endorsement by
the department of Commerce (doc)/(noaa) of these external web
sites or the information, products, or services contained
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.