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Health Advisory for 4 Mile Creek and Lafayette Creek in Freeport, FL

By Crystal Steele

February 12, 2018

February 12, 2018

 

health advisory for 4 Mile creek and

Lafayette creek in Freeport, FL

Contact:  Crystal Steele

Crystal.steele@flhealth.gov

(850) 892-8021

Walton County - Due to sewage spills from the rain event yesterday, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) is issuing a health advisory for the following areas in Freeport:

  • Lafayette Creek from Hwy 20 to Four Mile Creek
  • Four Mile Creek from Tucker Town Road south to the bay 

DOH-Walton advises against any water-related activities at the above location until bacteriological sampling 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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