Along the Coast: Swimming advisory

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has issued a countywide precautionary swim advisory for all public beaches. At this time, swimming is not recommended.

Tests will be conducted, when possible, to determine the water quality at public beach locations. Until test results are available, beach-goers should assume that ocean water contact may pose an increased risk of disease or illness, particularly for susceptible individuals.

Additionally, residents should avoid contact with floodwaters from rivers, lakes, Intracoastal Waterway or the ocean. Floodwater may contain fecal matter from sewage systems, agricultural and industrial waste, and septic tanks. Floodwaters can also mask debris, downed power lines, and other hazards.

The latest testing on salt water beaches will be updated on this website: http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/beach-water-quality/index.html

— Jane Smith

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