(October 5, 2018) – The beach closure issued by Miami-Dade County has been lifted. County crews have been surveying the area and cleaning the beach as of early this morning. Miami-Dade County will continue to monitor the water at all of our public beaches, in cooperation with state agencies.
Please bear in mind that the Florida Department of Health advises people with severe or chronic respiratory conditions, such as asthma, to avoid red tide areas. All beachgoers are advised to heed warnings at public beaches.
There is the potential for experiencing side effects from the airborne algae blooms. Some people may experience respiratory irritation (coughing, sneezing, tearing and an itchy throat) when red tide is present. Airborne effects can reach as far as one mile inland and does not affect everyone the same. If you feel any symptoms, step inside or enter your car, close your windows and turn on your air conditioning. If symptoms persist, please seek medical attention. Be aware and be prepared.
Fish kills may occur during red tide. Do not touch or remove dead fish. Fish kills can be reported by calling the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at 1-800-636-0511.
For detailed information about red tide, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website at http://myfwc.com/.
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