Alert Incident: 

Portuguese Man-O-War

Alert Priority: 

Warning

Warning Instruction: 

Stay out of the waters in this beach area. Entering the waters in this area will expose you to a high probability of being stung by Portuguese man-o-war. If you are stung remove the stinging tentacles by rinsing with copious amounts of sea water, do not rub the area with sand. Use heat or cold for pain management. If you experience any breathing difficulty immediately seek medical attention.

CAP Warning Category: 

Safety

CAP Warning Certainty: 

Observed

CAP Warning Severity: 

Unknown

CAP Warning Urgency: 

Immediate

CAP Warning ResponseType: 

None

Description: 

A Portuguese man-o-war warning is being issued because significant numbers of Portuguese man-o-war have been found on the beach and/or in the waters adjacent to the beach park. There is a high probability that persons entering the waters will be stung.

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