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Health Advisory Issued for Inland Waters in Escambia County, Florida

By FDOH-Escambia

October 08, 2017

Pensacola, Fla. –Due to the impact of Hurricane Nate on Escambia County, Florida the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) has issued a health advisory for the following inland marine bathing areas:

Bayou Texar at Bayview Park

Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park

Bayou Grande at Navy Point Park

Big Lagoon State Park

Quiet Water Beach

Sanders Beach

FDOH-Escambia advises against engaging in any water-related activities at the above locations due to the potential for high bacteria levels.

We will continue to monitor the water quality in these areas and advise the public of our results. For more information, contact the FDOH-Escambia Environmental Health office at 850-595-6700 or visitwww.EscambiaHealth.com.

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