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Parts of the Mississippi Sound in Gulfport not safe for swimming

Three sections of waters in Gulfport, and one in Biloxi are not safe for swimming. (Photo Source: WLOX) Three sections of waters in Gulfport, and one in Biloxi are not safe for swimming. (Photo Source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

If you are going swimming this weekend beware. There are three sections of the Mississippi Sound in Gulfport that are not safe for swimming or any kind of contact. 

Friday afternoon the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued water contact advisories for the water off Gulfport Harbor Beach from 20th Avenue east to Thornton Avenue, East Courthouse Road Beach from Courthouse Road east to Tegarden Road, and Gulfport East Beach from Tegarden Road east to Anniston Avenue.

The water contact advisory issued earlier for Biloxi West Central Beach from Travia Street east to Iberville Drive remains in effect.

These sections of beach are not closed. But, MDEQ warns if you swim in these parts 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.

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