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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
818 PM EDT Tue Jun 19 2018

FLZ160-210200-
/O.CON.KTBW.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-180622T0200Z/
Coastal Sarasota-
818 PM EDT Tue Jun 19 2018

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

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

For red tide forecast information visit
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab.

* 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 Sarasota County: Gulf coast...
  possible Wednesday and 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
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.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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