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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
815 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

FLZ155-160-162-165-130300-
/O.EXT.KTBW.BH.S.0002.000000T0000Z-160214T0200Z/
COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
815 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

* RED TIDE HAZARDS...POSSIBLE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION IN SOME
  COASTAL AREAS THROUGH THIS EVENING.

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: BAY REGIONS...POSSIBLE FRIDAY
  AND SATURDAY. NORTHERN SARASOTA COUNTY: BAY REGIONS...POSSIBLE
  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. SOUTHERN CHARLOTTE COUNTY: BAY
  REGIONS...POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
  LEE COUNTY: BAY REGIONS...POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

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
HTTP://WWW.MOTE.ORG/BEACHES AND THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE
CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) RED TIDE STATUS
HTTP://MYFWC.COM/REDTIDESTATUS.

FLORIDA RED TIDE HEALTH INFORMATION...CONSULT THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: HTTP://WWW.FLORIDAHEALTH.GOV/ENVIRONMENTAL-
HEALTH/AQUATIC- TOXINS/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
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.

&&

$$


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