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Red tide brings red ink: Losses in the millions

September 13, 2018

The trickle-down effect of the blue-green algae and red tide events has moved through Southwest Florida businesses just as water releases have moved down the Caloosahatchee....

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lawmajor

Sep-14-18 10:38 AM

The economic impact from having to deal with IRMA, as well as RED TIDE has residents living paycheck to paycheck. Many racked up thousands of dollars in expenses during the mandatory evacuation from IRMA, as well as the damages to their properties. They are still trying to play catchup & now they are seeing their incomes cut in half! Many of our fulltime residents work in the hospitality businesses & have seen their wages drop drastically, having their shifts reduced to half of what they were used to, with NO-END in sight. This creates a domino effect. If the residents aren't making money, they aren't spending money. Local businesses are hurting and will continue to hurt. Something must be done.

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reyemm

Sep-14-18 8:44 AM

The residual effects of this algae based disaster will taint the economics of SW Florida for the next 10-15 years. The governments within Lee & Collier better tighten their belts and limit their spending on frivolous wants and stick to basic needs with OUR TAX MONIES. Vote NO on the $60 million Parks & Rec bond issue in November.

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