PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

3/12/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:031218
Subject:
Rain Advisory Issued for Recreational Beaches and Bays Following Rainstorm
Contact:
Nelson Kerr, Manager
Environmental Health Bureau
Department of Health and Human Services
562.570.4170
Nelson.Kerr@longbeach.gov




Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced over the weekend. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory is in effect through Wednesday, March 14, 2018, and may be extended if additional rain occurs prior to that date.   

State law requires all local public health agencies with recreational swimming areas to notify the public when conditions might affect the health of swimmers. Further information may be obtained from the Health Department’s Water Quality Information Line at (562) 570-4199, or online at http://www.longbeach.gov/health/inspections-and-reporting/inspections/recreational-water-samples/

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