Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the ongoing toxic red tide bloom. The algae bloom is largely responsible for the deaths of tons of marine life on the state’s west coast.
In recent days, winds have been lifting and carrying smoke particles all the way across the country and landing in places like New York City.
The Atlantic Basin is uncharacteristically quiet for mid-August, with the exception of Subtropical Depression Five in the north-central Atlantic Ocean.