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Topic Title: Health Officials LIFT "No Swim" Advisory in Brevard After Hurricane Dorian
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Health Officials Lift "No Swim" Advisory in Brevard After Hurricane Dorian
By Krystel Knowles Brevard County
PUBLISHED 3:30 PM EDT Sep. 10, 2019 UPDATED 7:17 PM ET Sep. 10, 2019
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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health has lifted a "no swim" advisory it implemented following Hurricane Dorian after officials tested the water and deemed it to be safe.
'No swim' advisory lifted in Brevard County
Officials say this is standard procedure for coastal counties
Water was tested, deemed safe to swim in, says DOH
Officials announced the results in a press release Tuesday evening.
According to the DOH, "no swim" advisories are a precaution after large events that cause turbulence in ocean waters, possible storm run-off, etc. This is a standard procedure for coastal counties.
"When you get a major rain event, we have sewage discharge, we have waste water failing, storm water flushing pollutants that end up in storm drain then our water systems," said Dr. Leesa Souto, Marine Resources Council Executive Director.
After Dorian, DOH officials did not recommend swimming in water because of bacteria, which can cause rashes and diseases, especially if you have an open cut.
Souto knows all too well what can happen when these advisories are not followed.
"When I was young after the hurricanes, the weather would brighten up and (be) beautiful, and the surfers would go out in the waves, and I was one of them, I ended up getting a sinus infection and ear infection from the bacteria in the water," she explained.
Brevard County resident Gary McCoury enjoys bringing Sam, his service dog, to Canova Dog Beach, but earlier, he had found out there was a 'no swimming' advisory.
Since there are no lifeguard towers in Canova Dog Beach, he informed other dog owners about the advisory.
"What are you doing in the water? (There's) all kinds of stuff in there. I'll tell them word of mouth not to be in the water," McCoury said.
The official results can be found on the Healthy Beaches website.

Health Officials Issue "No Swim" Advisory in Brevard After Hurricane Dorian
By Krystel Knowles Brevard County
PUBLISHED September 10, 2019 @3:30 PM
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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Swimmers beware - that's what the Department of Health is advising beachgoers in Palm Beach and Brevard County post Hurricane Dorian.
'No swim' advisory issues in Palm Beach, Brevard County
Officials say this is standard procedure for coastal counties
Advisory will stay in place until water is tested, deemed safe
According to the DOH, the 'no swim' advisory is a precaution after large events that cause turbulence in ocean waters, possible storm run-off, etc.
This is a standard procedure for coastal counties.
"When you get a major rain event, we have sewage discharge, we have waste water failing, storm water flushing pollutants that end up in storm drain then our water systems," said Dr. Leesa Souto, Marine Resources Council Executive Director.
DOH officials do not recommend swimming in water because due to bacteria, which can cause rashes and diseases, especially if you have an open cut.
Souto knows all too well what can happen when these advisories are not followed.
"When I was young after the hurricanes, the weather would brighten up and (be) beautiful, and the surfers would go out in the waves, and I was one of them, I ended up getting a sinus infection and ear infection from the bacteria in the water," she explained.
Brevard County resident Gary McCoury enjoys bringing Sam, his service dog, to Canova Dog Beach, but he just found out there is a 'no swimming' advisory.
Since there are no lifeguard towers in Canova Dog Beach, he's planning on letting other dog owners know about the advisory.
"What are you doing in the water? (There's) all kinds of stuff in there. I'll tell them word of mouth not to be in the water," McCoury said.
The DOH advisory will remain in effect until the results come back from the lab to make sure there's no fecal coliform in the water, as well as enterococci bacteria.
The official results will be posted on the Healthy Beaches website Wednesday morning.

Edited: 09/10/2019 at 07:19 PM by dingpatch
 09/10/2019 04:18 PM
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equipeola

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well, damn~ I got an hr sesh 'round 3, guess I got the creep'n crud eh

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Edited: 09/10/2019 at 04:18 PM by equipeola
 09/11/2019 06:26 AM
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tom

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Just a quick note on this: The initial no-swim is administrative, a precaution based on expectations. After the storm, when it's safe, sampling will determine when the no-swim is to be lifted. Minimum time for sample collection and testing is about 24 hours. Also note that the Lagoon is much more effected than the ocean, so, be cautious of areas like inlets and stormwater drain discharges. FWIW. Use your eardrops...

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Edited: 09/11/2019 at 06:27 AM by tom
 09/11/2019 06:35 AM
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Plan B

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Originally posted by: tom Use your eardrops...
After Matthew / Irma up here, I made sure to pour peroxide followed by rubbing alcohol in my ears post surf (one of my ears is prone to infection due to punctured drum). it definitely helps.... I used the peroxide even when it looks all stirred up
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