Coastal Hazard Statement, Beach Hazard Statement
2:46 AM EDT
National Weather Service
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Monday
... High rip current risk in effect from 8 am EDT this morning
through this evening...
The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin has issued a
high rip current risk... which is in effect from 8 am EDT this
morning through this evening.
* Rip current timing... through this evening.
* Rip current impacts... a high risk of strong or frequent rip
* Red tide hazards... possible respiratory irritation in some
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
Southern Manatee county: Bay regions... possible Saturday and
Northern Sarasota county: Bay regions... possible Saturday and
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... beach patrol...
flags and signs.
If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.