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Beach Hazards Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
812 PM EDT Fri Aug 17 2018

FLZ160-162-165-190200-
/O.CON.KTBW.BH.S.0008.000000T0000Z-180821T0200Z/
Coastal Sarasota-Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee-
812 PM EDT Fri Aug 17 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

* RED TIDE HAZARDS...Possible respiratory irritation in some
  coastal areas of Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee counties.

For red tide forecast information visit
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab/gomx.html

* FLORIDA RED TIDE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION IMPACTS...Symptoms may
  include coughing, sneezing, and tearing eyes.

* FLORIDA RED TIDE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION TIMING/LOCATION...
  NOAA FORECAST:

  Coastal northern/southern Sarasota County: Gulf
  coast...possible Saturday and Sunday. Bay regions...possible
  Saturday. Bay regions of southern Sarasota County...possible
  Sunday.

  Coastal northern/southern Charlotte County: Gulf coast and bay
  regions...possible Saturday and Sunday.

  Coastal northern/central/southern Lee County: Gulf coast and
  bay regions...possible Saturday and Sunday.

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.

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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