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Tropical update

Mexico Beach: Ground zero for Hurricane Michael

Early morning photos from the epicenter of the Category 4 storm reveal devastation.

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Tiny Port St. Joe faces Hurricane Michael's wrath

The Gulf County town faces high winds and storm surge as the Category 4 storm approaches.
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Hurricane Michael could end — or strengthen — Florida's Red Tide

The strong storm could dissipate the toxic algae in the Gulf of Mexico, or heavy rain could cause runoff that would feed the bloom with more pollutants.
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Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office warns Weather Channel's Jim Cantore to stay away

The authorities post a fake 'trespass warning' to the meteorologist ahead of Hurricane Michael.
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Forecasts for Red Tide air quality on the way

Government agencies are working on warnings for beaches affected by toxins released from the microscopic algae.
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Red Tide spreading across Atlantic coast

Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties all show signs of the toxic algae in water samples.
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Is Red Tide affecting Florida's seafood?

Most of the catch comes from far offshore, but be sure to ask questions.
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Few signs of Irma left on Marco Island one year later

The Category 3 hurricane ripped through the area in 2017, but there’s little evidence of storm damage in the community.
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Answers to questions about Red Tide

The algae blooms that kill fish and turtles off the Gulf Coast are not new, but they are dangerous.
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Florida Beach Insider's own Top 10 Florida beaches

Everyone has a list of the best beaches in the Sunshine State, so we created one, too. Here's a look at beaches for every occasion.
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