STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
GARY C. RIKARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robbie Wilbur

601/961-5277

10/05/2017

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Phil Bryant, GOVERNOR MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Gary C. Rikard, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MDEQ Issues Two Advisories in Biloxi FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robbie Wilbur October 5, 2017 601/961-5277 MDEQ Issues Two Advisories in Biloxi (JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued advisories Thursday for stations 11A and 12A in Biloxi. Advisories are issued for: Station 11A -- Edgewater Beach -- from Debuys Rd. east to Edgewater Ave. Station 12A -- Biloxi West Central Beach -- from Travia St. east to Iberville Dr. 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. # # # Media Contact: Robbie Wilbur Communications Director Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Post Office Box 2261 Jackson, Mississippi 39225 rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov 601-961-5277 (o) 601-421-5699 (c) @MDEQ Connect with us Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality | 515 East Amite Street, Jackson, MS 39201 Unsubscribe helpdesk@mdeq.ms.gov Update Profile | About our service provider Sent by rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov in collaboration with Try it free today