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Region: Southwest FloridaForecast Region Maps
  The bloom of Karenia brevis (commonly known as red tide) is no longer detected along the coast of southwest Florida. No respiratory 
  irritation associated with K. brevis is expected in this region. 

  **Note: As of today, March 7, twice weekly Florida bulletins will no longer be issued. The region will continue to be monitored and 
  twice weekly bulletins will resume as conditions warrant.**
          
Affected Population
RESPIRATORY
IRRITATION
LEVEL
None Chronic
Respiratory
Condition
Sensitive General Public
None X
Very Low X
Low X X
Moderate X X X
High X X X

What do the respiratory irritation forecast levels mean? Red tide does not affect everyone equally. For each of the levels that NOAA forecasts, this table shows who might experience symptoms.



Revised: 08/08/2018
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