Month: September 2021

Red tide levels rise again in Sarasota and Manatee counties

After dissipating in late August, the red tide that killed marine life and closed beaches is back. For nearly 11 months, the red tide lingered off the coast of southwest Florida, and samples from Monday show levels are rising in Sarasota and Manatee counties as winds continue to push proliferation around local waters. This week, […]

Red tide picks up strength off Pinellas coast • St Pete Catalyst

After two weeks of slow dissipation along the Pinellas County coast, Karenia brevis – the harmful algal bloom that causes the red tide – seems to be gaining strength. According to the latest Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) sampling, a low concentration of K.brevis persists from the southern tip of Pinellas north to Indian […]

Police blotter: Tide capsules stolen from garage Wednesday | Crime and courts

Editor’s Note: Information is provided by Cowlitz County Corrections and local law enforcement agencies. Each person named in this report is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court. Theft, trafficking in stolen goods –Kelso Police arrested 18-year-old Jacob Allan Beerman of Longview on Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree theft and trafficking in first-degree stolen […]

King Tide Season Increases St. Augustine Flood Risk – Action News Jax

ST. AUGUSTINE – King Tide season is upon us. These specific tides can bring unusually high water levels causing local flooding. Residents of St. Augustine are no strangers to flooding. “When it rains really hard, it runs off all these areas here,” resident Pat Balanzategui said. “Whenever there is any turnout or flooding, we get […]

High tide flooding in South Florida possible during royal tide season

An unusual fourth summer full moon rises on Monday, tugging at still-warm seas and signaling the start of royal tide season in South Florida. While meteorological summer effectively ends on August 31, astronomical summer ends with Wednesday’s autumnal equinox – the day the Northern Hemisphere begins to move away from the sun and into the […]

NOAA’s red tide forecasting tool now operational, agency says

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Red Tide Respiratory Prediction Tool has officially gone from experimental to operational, according to the federal agency. Lakeland family massacre survivor, 11, in critical condition, detective says Now, the tool will be fully supported and made available to the public to monitor movements of the […]

Red tide levels show improvement along Florida’s Gulf Coast

The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, has been observed in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties. PINELLAS COUNTY, Florida – An uneven red tide bloom continues to persist along Florida’s Gulf Coast, but concentration levels are believed to be lower than in previous weeks. Daily samples of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission show […]

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