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Back off the Beach! Advisory Set Through Sunday for Some Areas

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When it rains, it gets dirty... and dangerous. Due to the current storm, the County Health Officer advises people to stay away from water in beach areas near discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers because bacteria, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to enter ocean waters though these outlets.“Fortunately, discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers only comprise a small portion of the beach, and therefore a large portion of the beach remains accessible,” said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Public Health Director and Health Officer.

The advisory is expected to be lifted on Sunday at 8 a.m. To keep updated on beach advisories and closure information, check in with their website or call the 24-hour recorded info line at 1-800-525-5662.

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