City of Long Beach Issues Rain Advisory Due to Recent Showers
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~ Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has taken action to protect the health of residents and visitors by issuing a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach. This decision comes after the city experienced significant rainfall in the last 24 hours.

According to Dr. Davis, the increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers due to the rain can lead to unhealthy conditions at the city's beaches. As a precautionary measure, she advises that recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. If the rain continues, this advisory will be extended.

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This action is in accordance with state law, which requires all local public health agencies with recreational swimming areas to inform the public when conditions may affect swimmers' health. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has set up a Water Quality Information Line at 562.570.4199 and an online resource at for further information.

For media inquiries, Jennifer Rice Epstein, Public Affairs Officer for the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, can be contacted at 562.441.3590 or The department urges everyone to take necessary precautions and stay informed during this time.

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