Health Department advisory urges no swimming in local waters following Monday’s rain

One way or another, recent events have conspired to keep Long Beachers out of the water at beaches and bays for at least the next three days.

While Long Beach dodged closures from the recent massive oil spill off Huntington Beach last Sunday, the surprise thundershowers that soaked the city on Monday have prompted Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis to issue a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays.

After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the city’s beaches, according to the health department.

The department advised avoiding recreational swimming areas for at least three days. The advisory will be extended if rain continues.

For further information, contact the department’s Water Quality Information Hotline at 562-570-4199, or online here.

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