ORLANDO, Fla. — Fact: There have been 57 Gulf Coast outbreaks since 1953.
Fact: Red tide is uncommon on Florida's Atlantic Coast, only eight outbreaks since 1953. Palm Beach County had their last outbreak 10 years ago.
It's starting to look like a Pacman game...— Irene Sans (@IreneSans) October 5, 2018
Updated #RedTide map by @MyFWC
High concentrations of Karenia Brevis on both coasts of #Florida.
Low to moderate concentrations found in SE #Fl this week.
It could reach Brevard Co. Read more here> https://t.co/qWTEadPtrW pic.twitter.com/8itnBBiXwa
Broward County, Deerfield Beach Mayor Bill Ganz said the International Fishing Pier will be closed Friday and Saturday out of abundance of caution. Officials also confirmed Friday that tests found low to medium levels of red tide near Lighthouse Point.
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Fact: In 1987, in North Carolina a severe bloom lasted for months. A very small bloom was reported in Delaware in 2007.
Brevard County officials are making plans to respond if necessary.
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