HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - If you are planning to hit the beach, there are two sections of water in the Mississippi Sound that you want to avoid. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued water contact advisories Thursday for Gulfport Central Beach from Alfonso Drive east to Arkansas Avenue and Pass Christian West Beach from Fort Henry Avenue east to Elliot Street.
These section of beach are not closed. But, MDEQ warns if you swim in these sections of the Mississippi sound, the current high bacteria levels mean you have a higher chance of getting sick.
MDEQ will lift the advisories when water samples show that levels are safe for human contact again.