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No red tide off Pinellas shores

No red tide off Pinellas shores

St. Petersburg, Florida - Red Tide is nowhere to be found along the Pinellas beaches.

The latest water samples collected this week showed no trace of the Karenia brevis organism alongshore, inshore or offshore, the FWC reported.

The agency said one sample collected inshore of Manatee County this week did show the Red Tide, but only in background concentrations.

Low level red tied found off Pinellas beaches

Low level red tied found off Pinellas beaches

Clearwater, Florida -- Red tide has been found in background concentrations in one sample collected alongshore of Pinellas County, the FWC reported Friday.

Concentrations in the background to very low levels have been found insore of Sarasota County.

The FWC said other samples collected throughout southwest Florida did not contain the Karenia brevis organism.

 

Getting prepared for storms- don't forget your pets!

Getting prepared for storms- don't forget your pets!

Pinellas County, Florida -- When a storm comes to town residents are urged to evacuate with their pets.

Pinellas County pet owners have options when it comes to finding safe places to ride out a storm. 

The best and most comfortable option for Pinellas County pet owners is a home of a friend, relative or coworker who lives outside of the evacuation zone. Arrangements should be made well in advance of the arrival of a storm.

Part of Clearwater Beach closed due to storm

Part of Clearwater Beach closed due to storm

Clearwater Beach, Florida -- Tropical Storm Andrea is here and the beaches are deteriorating.

Surf conditions are expected to worsen as the day progresses and there is a high risk of rip tides, especially later in the day as the tide and wind direction change. 

The area on Clearwater Beach between Tower 3 and Pier 60 is closed to swimming because of the strong current pushing toward the Pier. It will be closed all day on Thursday, June 6. 

That is the only area that is closed, however, swimming is not advised in any area. 

Sandbags available at city hall

Sandbags available at city hall

Madeira Beach, Florida -- Due to Tropical Storm Andrea rainfall totals are expected to be 3 to 5 inches over the next couple of days. 

The heavy rainfall is likely to cause local flooding so the city will have sandbags at City Hall. Madeira Beach City Hall is located at 300 Municipal Drive. 

For further information call (727) 391-9951 or visit their site. 

Stetson University College of Law classes cancelled

Stetson University College of Law classes cancelled

Gulfport, Florida -- School is canceled for the law college at Stetson University- at least until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. 

Classes are cancelled at Stetson University College of Law’s main Gulfport campus at 1401 61st St. S. and Tampa Law Center at 1700 N. Tampa St. until 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, as a precaution to Tropical Storm Andrea. Both campuses will remain open for regularly scheduled activities, and bar preparation courses will go forward unless cancelled by the provider.

Radio show provides hurricane preparedness tips

Radio show provides hurricane preparedness tips

Pinellas County, Florida -- The radio show, There's No Place Like Home, will feature hurricane preparedness as the main topic.

The featured guest is Tom Iovino, communications specialist with Pinellas County Communications, who will provide helpful hurricane preparedness tips for residents along with resources available to provide all the information needed to weather a storm. Iovino will also share his experiences of working in New York after Hurricane Sandy.