Southwest Florida is still plagued by both red tide and blue-green algae and local leaders are calling out for more help.
Six Lee County mayors unanimously voted to expand a local state of emergency to deal with red tide and blue-green algae.
They will extend this everyday for seven days if need be with each city declaring their own state of emergency.
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They say this is desperately needed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the community.
In a letter written to the State of Florida, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane outlines several key goals to target by expanding the state of emergency:
The local leaders will also ask the governor to expand the Florida state of emergency for seven counties.
“Enough is enough, we want this cleaned up, we want long-term fixes for this,” said Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass.
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