Red tide hazard statement for Charlotte, Lee issued by National Weather Service
The National Weather Service has issued beach hazards statements for coastal Lee and Charlotte Counties.
The hazards statements will be in effect through Tuesday evening, July 27.
They are warning of respiratory irritation that is often associated with red tide. Symptoms that one could experience when coming into contact with red tide are sneezing, coughing and teary eyes.
People with asthma, emphysema or any other chronic lung disease might be more sensitive to red tide’s impacts.
NWS also warns that irritation from red tide can vary from beach to beach and depending on the time of day.
You can find more information about the hazard statement here.
For resources on what to do if you’re experiencing red tide symptoms, you can follow this links.