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HEALTH DEPARTMENT: SWIMMING NOT ADVISED IN MYRTLE BEACH

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DHEC ADVISORY MAP USED TO EXPLAIN 14 DRAINAGE AREAS IN A TEN MILE SECTION OF THE CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH
DHEC ADVISORY MAP USED TO EXPLAIN (now) 8 DRAINAGE AREAS IN A TEN MILE SECTION OF THE CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH

HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISSUES NO SWIM ADVISORY

UPDATE JUNE 7thLOCAL CBS NEWS COVERS NO SWIM ADVISORY ISSUES

UPDATE JULY 20th:  DOWNTOWN AREA TESTS 40 TIMES TOO HIGH FOR  SAFE SWIMMING BACTERIA LEVELS

The South Carolina Department of Environmental Control  (DHEC) has put out a Swimming Not Advised  (no swim advisory) alert for all city beaches in Myrtle Beach.

The swim advisory is now posted because of elevated bacteria levels in the ocean water along all beaches inside the city limits of Myrtle Beach.

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FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ASKED:  CITY  INFORMATION CONCERNING NO SWIM ADVISORY



*CELL PHONE USERS – SEE IMPORTANT HELP BELOW

No Swim Advisory

Click the picture above to visit the Official DHEC website.

*If you are opening this on a cell phone:

111.jpg  CLICK THE OK BUTTON HERE .   A new screen will come up that looks like below.

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TO SEE THE MAP ONLINE ON YOUR CELL PHONE…

“X”   HIT THE X RIGHT HERE.   The map is just underneath.

 

 

 

NOTE:  Beaches in North Myrtle Beach,  Garden City Beach, Litchfield Beach, and Pawleys Island are rated as good water quality by DHEC.

*Health Department Advisory to those who swim in waters with elevated bacteria levels:  The most common recreational water illnesses are gastrointestinal and may cause vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain or fever. These illnesses result from swallowing water contaminated by disease-causing organisms. Contact with contaminated water can also cause upper respiratory (ear, nose and throat), and wound infections. Young children, the elderly, and those with a weakened immune system are particularly vulnerable to recreational water illnesses.



LOCAL NEWS REPORT MARCH 7th.

WFXB Reports on LONG TERM NO SWIM ADVISORY.  A No Swim Advisory does not mean the beaches are closed.  Wading and shell collecting are recommended.

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