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Health Advisory Issued for Choctawhatchee Bay

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Due to sewage spills caused by the excessive rain in Walton County, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) is issuing health advisories for North Eden Park and surrounding areas and the East Bay Shore Drive - JD Miller Road and surrounding areas in the Choctawhatchee Bay. 

DOH-Walton advises against any water-related activities at the above location until a bacteriological survey reveals that the area is safe.  Sewage from the spill may have contaminated this area.  Individuals, especially those with wounds and weakened immune systems, may be at risk of contracting a water-borne disease if they come into contact with these waters. DOH-Walton will advise the public when water samples confirm that there is no longer a threat to the public.

For more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Walton County at (850) 892-8021.

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Information provided by the Walton County Health Department