...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RED TIDE IN EFFECT THROUGH
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
* 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.
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
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.
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