Delray Beach Warnings and Dangers

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    Man O' War Jelly fish if its been windy

    by providencerunner Written Feb 21, 2007

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    Be warned that if the tide has been rough and or it has been extremely windy, the sea churns up the lovely man-o war. If you step on one you may get stung and if you encounter one in the water, you will not be happy. Remember the movie "Finding Nemo"? When the fish gets stung by the jelly fish and loses consciousness? I don't think you can lose consciousness, but you might wish you had if you do get stung. See photo- this is what they look like washed on shore. If you have children, be very wary because they look like something interesting to touch and or play with.

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    Man Of War Jellyfish

    by al_mary Written Jan 8, 2006

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    Portuguese Man of War Jellyfish

    Beware of the very dangerous jellyfish.
    We encountered them in the water and
    washed up on shore on these Florida
    beaches in December:
    Boca Raton Beach - Deerfield Beach
    Delray Beach - Lantana Beach
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    DO NOT TOUCH THEM IN WATER
    DO NOT PICK THEM UP ON THE BEACH

    The sting of the Portuguese Man Of War is very painful to man and
    can cause serious effects, including fever, shock, and interference
    with heart and lung action. Pick off any visible tentacles. Rinse with
    fresh or salt water. Apply ice for pain.

    IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION MAY BE REQUIRED
    as their stinging may bring about shock.

    The toxin secreted from the tentacles of the Portuguese Man-Of-War
    are about seventy-five percent as powerful as cobra venom.

    The most common result of contact with the Man-Of-War are the
    residual whip-like, red wavy, stringy welts on the skin from contact
    with the blue tentacle. The lesions can last for minutes to hours.

    Guarded beaches in Florida are posted with special signs by
    lifeguards when there are Portuguese Man-Of-War present in the
    Atlantic ocean.

    Observe these signs, stay out of the water to avoid being stung - a very
    painful experience.

    FIRST AID SUGGESTIONS FOR A MAN OF WAR STING:

    * Pick off any visible tentacles with a gloved hand, stick, or anything handy,
    being careful to avoid further injury.

    * Rinse the sting thoroughly with salt or fresh water to remove any adhering
    tentacles.

    * Apply ice for pain control.

    * Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of room temperature tap
    water for at least 15 minutes. If vision blurs, or the eyes continue to tear,
    hurt, swell, or are light sensitive after irrigating, see a doctor.

    * For persistent itching or skin rash, try 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment
    four times a day, and one or two 25 milligram diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
    tablets every 6 hours. These drugs are sold without prescription.
    Diphenhydramine may cause drowsiness. Don't drive, swim or surf after
    taking this medication.

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    Historically, NY and NJ...

    by feline01 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Historically, NY and NJ residents have the reputation as this country's worst drivers but this must have been decided before experiencing what happens when those NY/NJ drivers retire and move to FL, especially the Delray Beach/Boca Raton/West Palm Beach area. This area has some of the world's worst drivers that I have ever seen. Think careening down a Russian street inside a taxi with the driver looking behind him and the car made out of paper is scary, nothing compared to Delray Beach drivers. Imagine driving 80mph on an interstate and encountering someone stopped in the middle lane with their indicator on trying to get to their exit which they just passed. Routine for this area. Or being on a 4 lane road and having the driver on your right decide they want to make a left and head across the 4 lanes of traffic at 5mph. BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU DECIDE TO DRIVE IN THIS AREA!!!!

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