Red tide not seen in Sebastian or Vero Beach at this time

Red tide unlikely in Sebastian, Florida.
Red tide unlikely in Sebastian, Florida.

Red tide found in Sebastian, Vero Beach.

UPDATE: Please read Red Tide may be heading towards Sebastian from Vero Beach article.

SEBASTIAN – There’s been a lot of hype about red tide possibly arriving in Sebastian and Vero Beach, but it’s unlikely.

Low levels of red tide has been seen in some areas along the coast of Martin County, and higher levels at some St. Lucie County beaches, according to water samples taken by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversations Commission.

However, red tide may not make its way to Sebastian or Vero Beach because the southeast winds are expected to shift due to Hurricane Michael.

Some algae researchers say more southerly winds are predicted, moving red tide away from Indian River County and Florida.

Despite the hype, there hasn’t been any evidence of red tide seen in Sebastian or Vero Beach. We’re watching it closely and will provide updates when they are available.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.