172  
WHUS42 KTBW 120017  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
817 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018  
 
FLZ155-130200-  
/O.CON.KTBW.BH.S.0010.000000T0000Z-181013T0200Z/  
COASTAL MANATEE-  
817 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY  
EVENING...  
 
* RED TIDE HAZARDS...POSSIBLE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION IN SOME  
COASTAL AREAS.  
 
FOR RED TIDE FORECAST INFORMATION VISIT  
HTTPS://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV/HAB/GOMX.HTML  
 
* 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: COASTAL SOUTHERN MANATEE COUNTY: GULF COAST...POSSIBLE  
FRIDAY.  
 
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 AT  
HTTPS://VISITBEACHES.ORG AND THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE  
CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) RED TIDE STATUS AT  
MYFWC.COM/REDTIDESTATUS.  
 
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.  
 
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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