Beware of swimming in 3 sections of the Mississippi Sound

Beware of swimming in 3 sections of the Mississippi Sound

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - For just a few days there were no water contact advisories for the Mississippi Sound. But, that changed on Thursday when the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued three water contact advisories.

MDEQ is advising people not to swim or have any kind of contact with waters off Waveland Beach from Oak Blvd. to Favre St., Buccaneer State Park Beach from 100 yards west of the sign eastward to 100 yards east of the sign and Long Beach from Oak Gardens Ave. to Girard Ave.

MDEQ warns if you swim in these parts of the Mississippi Sound, the current high bacteria levels mean those in contact with the water have a higher chance of getting sick.

MDEQ will lift the advisories when water samples show that bacteria levels are safe for human contact again.

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