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HEALTH OFFICIALS LIFT RED TIDE ALERT FOR WALTON COUNTY Health Alert Has Been Lifted After Recent Sample Results

By Crystal Steele

October 05, 2021

Contact:
Crystal Steele, Environmental Manger
crystal.steele@flhealth.gov
850-892-8021

Miramar Beach FL The Florida Department of Health in Walton has lifted the health alert issued on September 24, 2021, for the presence of red tide near Miramar Beach. Follow-up water samples taken by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission show red tide is no longer present or is at background levels near this location, indicating the public may resume water-related activities.

It is important that the public continue to exercise caution and good judgement. If you experience respiratory or eye irritation, you should consider leaving the area or seeking relief in an air-conditioned space. The latest sample results can be viewed on ProtectingFloridaTogether.gov

Report symptoms from exposure to a harmful algal bloom or any aquatic toxin to the Florida Poison Information Center. Call 1-800-222-1222 to speak to a poison specialist.

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