Red tide is back on the Gulf Coast…as usual the westerly’s pushed it back onto many beaches in the region. Officials were in Palm Bay, to discuss Gov. Rick Scott’s announcement of $1.3 million in red tide related aid to east coast communities from Miami to Melbourne. That compares to $500,000 in red tide funds that Scott authorized in August for southwest Florida counties, including Charlotte. The Atlantic coast is plagued by other types of harmful algae in addition to red tide.