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Cape Coral residents asked to stay inside due to blue-green algae stench

Some Cape Coral residents are being asked to stay inside because of a smell so bad from blue-green algae blooming in a Southwest Florida canal.

The bloom happened in the Rubican Canal in Cape Coral with the smell permeating the area. The smell is so strong and dense that the only way to escape it is by getting inside.

The city has warned the people who live along the canal that if you smell rotten eggs wear a mask or stay away.