Piney Point concerns prompt vacation rental cancellations

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – It wasn’t long after the news of the Piney Point breach made national news that Jason Patino started getting phone calls.

“And it’s freaking everybody out,” said Patino. “And so I’m getting calls like, we’ve got to cancel now because now we can’t go in the water. I say, well my beach hasn’t closed.”

Patino owns rental properties in Gulfport in Pinellas County, miles away from Piney Point. Yet, he feels the national media would make you believe the entire state is in trouble.

“They said on Google, just type it in the web, and

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