670  
WHUS42 KTBW 260651  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
151 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017  
 
FLZ160-162-270400-  
/O.CON.KTBW.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-170228T0300Z/  
COASTAL SARASOTA-COASTAL CHARLOTTE-  
151 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY  
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:  
 
NORTHERN SARASOTA COUNTY: GULF COAST...POSSIBLE MONDAY.  
SOUTHERN CHARLOTTE COUNTY: GULF COAST...POSSIBLE SUNDAY  
AND 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  
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.HTM 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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