Beaches north of Haulover Inlet to reopen Friday morning
Statement from Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez:
Following a conference call this afternoon with officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the Florida Department of Health – all of which have extensive experience handling the red tide situation on Florida’s west coast -- I have decided to reopen the beaches north of Haulover, effective Friday morning.
Please bear in mind that the Florida Department of Health advises people with severe or chronic respiratory conditions, such as asthma, to avoid red tide areas. Swimming is safe for most people. In fact, beaches on the west coast of Florida, which have been plagued by red tide in recent months, remain open. The County will be placing signs on the beaches to warn residents and visitors about the potential health effects of red tide. All beachgoers are advised to heed warnings at public beaches.
Miami-Dade County will continue to monitor the water at all of our public beaches, in cooperation with state agencies.
For up-to-date test results and detailed information about red tide, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website at http://myfwc.com/.