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Beach Hazards Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
628 PM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

FLZ047-054-202200-
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0025.181018T2228Z-181020T2200Z/
Southern Brevard County-Indian River-
628 PM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RED TIDE IN EFFECT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement for Red Tide, which is in effect through
Saturday afternoon for south Brevard and Indian River counties.

* RED TIDE HAZARDS...Possible respiratory irritation in some
  coastal areas.

* TIMING...Effects are possible into the weekend or longer.

* LOCATION...Beaches and Coastal areas of south Brevard and
  Indian River Counties.

* 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

You can find unaffected beaches by checking reports of recent
local observations and data: 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.

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.

&&

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