National Weather Service issues Red Tide Alert in Sarasota County

SARASOTA, Fla. - The National Weather Service has issued a Red Tide Alert for a portion of Sarasota County.

Small portions of Red Tide have been discovered along the Gulf and Bay regions.

The NWS warned of a moderate risk for respiratory problems through Thursday.

The moderate risk means that people at the beach may notice mild respiratory
symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, itching and tearing eyes.

Several complaints have been received.

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