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ADVISORY FOR NORTH BAY LIFTED

November 20, 2019

City of Lynn Haven reports water is now safe 

Panama City, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) is rescinding an advisory for North Bay. This included 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 original release sent November 13 was due to a 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.

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

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