we have a trip scheduled for 8/18-23 and have an asthmatic daughter. Is it safe for her?
As of today, the red tide hasn't made it past Anna Maria Island (well to the south of Treasure Island). In fact, a lot of people from AMI and areas south are headed up to Treasure Island to get AWAY from the red tide.
Keep checking on-line - a recent report said the red tide might make a "turn" at Tampa Bay and head south again.
Follow the daily beach reports from Mote Marine Lab: visitbeaches.org
No one can predict the severity, duration or the direction of an algal bloom. Visit motemarine.org
Respiratory issues were reported in Pass A Grill today. That is not that far from treasure Island. I grew up as a teenager working on treasure Island and let me tell you it can get really bad there when it does hit that area. I really wish I could give you better advice as to whether it’s going to hit that way or not. If it does hit and you have an asthmatic child you will not be able to go outside he will have to stay in the air-conditioning. I’m hoping for you on your vacation that the area stays clear. Good luck
You are asking a bunch of strangers, none of which seem to have MD attached to their name if it is safe? Isn't this something that you should be discussing with your child's paediatrician?
there was *one* report of respiratory issues -- I'd take those odds.
the conditions reported at www.visitbeaches.org indicate that the Pinellas County beaches are still clear, and that the southern beaches are at least lessening a bit. The red dots indicating an extreme outbreak are fading to orange with a few yellows, and the reports on visitbeaches are down to slight and moderate from heavy and severe.
No indication whatsoever if the trend will continue, but we can hope.
nice reply.Edited: 02 September 2018, 13:50
The red tide is now affecting TI. There are dead fish along the beach and floating in the water. I can’t say how that would impact someone with asthma though.