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PORTION OF NORTH BAY UNDER ADVISORY AFTER RAW SEWAGE RELEASE

November 13, 2019

City of Lynn Haven reports 5,000-gallon raw sewage release due to equipment issue 

Panama City, Fla. –The City of Lynn Haven is reporting a release of 5,000 gallons of raw sewage. This is due to power loss at a lift station at 1200 Missouri Avenue in Lynn Haven. The release entered North Bay.

Sewage contamination of water can expose swimmers to intestinal viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Swimming in the water may cause symptoms like food poisoning with vomiting and diarrhea. Infection is possible in open cuts and wounds that come in contact with the water.

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County, DOH-Bay, advises against swimming in North Bay from Lynn Haven Bayou at A.L. Kinsual Park to the north, W. 10th Street to the south, and the entrance to Upper Goose Bayou to the west. The City of Lynn Haven will test the water and share results with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Bay County Health Department. Once levels are safe, the advisory will be lifted.

For more information, contact the DOH-Bay’s Environmental Health at 850-481-4806 or visit Bay.FloridaHealth.gov.

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