Florida Providing $4-Million More To Combat Red Tide Epidemic

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

The Sunshine State is shoveling in another $4-million to help Southwest Florida communities impacted by red tide.  

The Department of Environmental Protection has now provided a total of $13-million in grant funding to deal with the red tide and the blue-green algae caused by federal water releases from Lake Okeechobee.

Last month, Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency because of red tide.  

The toxic algae has been killing sea life and causing respiratory problems in humans.

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