Brian Hamacher

Health Alert for Blue-Green Algae in Plantation Canal

The Florida Department of Health issued a health alert after toxic blue-green algae blooms were found in some canal areas in Broward County.

Officials have placed warning signs in the affected areas, including along 16th Street in Plantation, urging people to stay out of the water.

Officials say people should avoid getting the water in their eyes, nose or mouth, and should also keep pets away.

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