Whether or Not ‘We’ Like It, the Weather Continues to Affect Florida

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And an Upcoming Free Federal Government Webinar for Businesses.

 

Florida, being surrounded on three sides by water is a peninsula – and warm water at that – susceptible to a variety of weather-related conditions. Some of the most prominent events are hurricanes. So far during 2019 ‘we’ have been involved with Hurricanes Barry and Dorian.

It is very important to note that the Atlantic hurricane season typically lasts until November.1 Which means Florida continues to remain at-risk for at least two months.2

Panoramic photo of drastic weather shift

So Florida’s individuals, families, and businesses need to remain alert, informed, and prepared. Which has been a consistent theme of this series. 3 After all, September was National Preparedness Month. 4

But wait, there’s more!

During past months these articles have also discussed the rampant outbreak of red tide along Florida’s Gulf Coast and that phenomenon’s health and economic impact, such as respiratory irritation and fish kills.5 (This particular article is not addressing the parallel algae blooms.) While it appeared that red tide had subsided 6, “It’s baack…”7

It was reported by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission that as of October 4, 2019 8:

The red tide organism, Karenia brevis,  was observed at bloom concentrations in Southwest Florida and at background concentrations in Northwest Florida over the past week. Additional details are provided below.

  • In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations offshore of Pinellas County, background concentrations offshore of Hillsborough County, very low to low concentrations in and/or offshore of Lee County, and background to high concentrations in and/or offshore of Collier County. For additional information, view the Southwest Coast report and map.
  • In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in Okaloosa and Gulf counties. For additional information, view the Northwest Coast report and map.
  • Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was not observed. For additional information, view the East Coast report and map.

To stay updated about red tide in Florida be sure to visit the FWC’s red tide website.

More to follow as more follows.

So Florida’s individuals, families, and businesses need to remain alert, informed, and prepared.

One more ‘thing’ for those Florida businesses which do business with the Federal government. On Tuesday October 15, 2019 from 2:00p – 3:00p the U.S. General Services Administration will present a no-charge webinar entitled “Understanding the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)”. To register, please click here. (This writer has already registered for the webinar.)

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{Whoa! That a lotta footnotes!}

1 See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Atlantic_hurricane_season, https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/08/us/2019-atlantic-hurricane-season-fast-facts/index.html
2 See https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2019/10/01/florida-s-hurricane-season-in-october–5-things-you-need-to-know
3 See https://www.boginmunns.com/starting-2019-with-safety-mindset-hurricanes-flu-planning/, https://www.boginmunns.com/bit-of-business-planning/
4  See https://www.boginmunns.com/september-national-preparedness-month/
5 See https://www.boginmunns.com/change-gonna-come-actually-three-changes/, https://www.boginmunns.com/new-governor-new-focus-florida-water/, https://www.boginmunns.com/news-you-can-use-updates-dec-2018/
6 https://www.boginmunns.com/this-weeks-quick-shoot/
7 Referring, of course, to the (in)famous quote from the movie “Poltergeist II” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOkSvLqkafU.
8 https://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/; scroll down that webpage for a map showing affected areas. See also https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/red-tide/concentrations-of-red-tide-reappearing-on-some-florida-beaches

– For more information, call Philip N. Kabler of the Gainesville, FL office of Bogin, Munns & Munns at 352.332.7688, where he practices in the areas of business, banking, real estate, and equine law. He has taught business and real estate law courses at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business Administration and Levin College of Law and is the President-Elect of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association.

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