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Beach advisory in effect in LA due to increased bacteria in ocean water after storm

Olga Ospina’s weather forecast (March 1)

Olga Ospina’s weather forecast (March 1)


Los Angeles health officials have introduced a beach advisory after a powerful storm traveled through Southern California.

LA County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, said the advisory for all LA County beaches is until Saturday, March 4 at 8 a.m.

The advisory is in response to recent rainfall that could lead to contamination of ocean waters with bacteria, debris, chemicals and other dangers to public health of city streets and mountain areas.

Swimmers and surfers are advised not to enter the water in areas around drains, creeks and rivers after rainfall. Exposure to contaminated water can lead to illness.

Health officials added that further extensions may be necessary depending on future rainfall and its impact on water quality.

To stay abreast of beach conditions, residents and visitors can call the county’s beach closure hotline at 1-800-525-5662. Information is also available online.

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