ALERT: Red Tide Warning for Alabama’s Coast

(Mobile, Baldwin Counties) — Health officials say a high concentration of red tide cells are being found in waters along the Alabama coast.

An advisory issued Friday by the Health Department says the microscopic sea organisms are being found in waters along the Baldwin County and Mobile coasts.

That includes water off the state’s prime beaches plus Mobile Bay, Weeks Bay, the Mississippi Sound and Bayou La Batre.

Health officials say fish kills are possible because of red tide. And they say anyone with respiratory problems or irritation of the nose, throat or eyes should avoid mist from the affected waters.

While December isn’t normally a busy time on the coast, this weekend could be different. Forecasters are predicting highs in the mid-70s and only a slim chance of rain through Sunday.

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