Red Tide Cautions

Protective Actions:

All people are encouraged to follow the recommendations provided by the Department of Health:

  • People, especially those with respiratory issues, are encouraged to stay away from the beaches if possible until further notice. Persons may experience throat irritation and/or coughing if directly exposed to Red Tide.
  • Higher wind or tides can spread Red Tide more quickly.
  • Dead fish are not to be eaten! Be cautious with any fish caught from the southeastern coast of Florida.
  • Do not consume shellfish of any kind caught in this area until the Red Tide passes.
  • The Indian River County Emergency Information Center is open to take your questions from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. today.  Please call 772-226-4000.
  • For general information on harmful algal blooms occurring in Florida and current status reports by the state, please visit these links:

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