SEBASTIAN – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has confirmed Red Tide is active in three areas in Sebastian and Vero Beach, becoming the most severe outbreak on the East Coast of Florida.
The most severe case is at the Indian River-Brevard County border. The two other cases are near Wabasso and John’s Island Club in Vero Beach.
“IRC and City of Vero Beach access points will be closed until further notice,” a statement from county officials said.
“People, especially those with respiratory issues, are encouraged to stay away from the beaches if possible for the next 2-10 days,” the statement said.
The beach in Wabasso has been closed throughout the day.
“No one is complaining today of any respiratory issues or symptoms of Red Tide,” a park ranger told Sebastian Daily. “But it’s coming, it’s only a matter of time before we see it here,” the park ranger added.
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