(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued advisories Friday for stations 7A and 10 in Harrison County. An advisory remains in effect for station 9.

Advisories are issued for:

► Station 7A — Long Beach — near Trautman Ave. — from Oak Gardens east to Girard Ave.

► Station 10 — Gulfport Central Beach — from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.

Advisory remains in effect for:

► Station 9 — Gulfport Harbor Beach — near Pratt Ave. — from 20th Ave. east to Thornton Ave.

These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisories will be lifted. Swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a standing recommendation that swimming not occur during or within 24 hours of a significant rainfall event.

More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the status of beach advisories is available at: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches.

To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov for inclusion in a public group email list, text “MDEQbeach” to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.

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