Dead fish at Englewood Beach

Charlotte County extends local state of emergency for red tide

Charlotte County announced Wednesday morning that they have extended a local state of emergency for one week to address red tide.

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The state of emergency extension will enable business owners to apply for disaster loans.

The County says small business owners can qualify for up to $50,000 per business if eligible.

To learn more about the loans and check eligibility, you can visit