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Coastal Hazard Statement, Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 9:19 PM EST Feb. 7, 2016 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk now in effect through Thursday evening...
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Monday

* rip current timing... through Thursday evening.

* Rip current impacts... large breaking surf will result in a
high risk of frequent dangerous rip currents along area
beaches through Thursday evening.

* Red tide hazards... possible respiratory irritation in some
coastal areas through 10 PM Monday.

For red tide forecast information visit
http://tidesandcurrents.NOAA.Gov/hab (all lower case).

* 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: southern Charlotte county: Bay regions... possible Monday.

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

Florida red tide health information... consult the Florida
department of health: http://www.Floridahealth.Gov/environmental-
health/aquatic- toxins/red-tide.Htm or call the poison control
center: 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

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.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards and the beach
patrol. Pay attention to flags and posted signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... do not panic. Remain calm
and begin to swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the
force of the rip current... begin to swim back to the beach. Do
not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. Even a strong
swimmer can become exhausted quickly.

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