Coastal Sarasota Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 8:11 PM EDT Aug. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Monday

* red tide hazards... possible respiratory irritation in some
coastal areas of Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee counties.

For red tide forecast information visit

* Florida red tide respiratory irritation impacts... symptoms may
include coughing, sneezing, and tearing eyes.

* Florida red tide respiratory irritation timing/location...
NOAA forecast:

coastal northern/southern Sarasota county: Gulf Coast...
possible Saturday and Sunday. Bay regions... possible Saturday.
Bay regions of southern Sarasota County... possible Sunday.

Coastal northern/southern Charlotte county: Gulf Coast and Bay
regions... possible Saturday and Sunday.

Coastal northern/central/southern Lee county: Gulf Coast and
Bay regions... possible Saturday and Sunday.

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

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

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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