Brown Water Advisory issued for Hilo Bay/Hamakua

The Department of Health issued a Brown Water Advisory Monday for Hilo bay and along the Hamakua coast on Hawaii Island.

Recent heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow-up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.

For more information, please visit: www.eha-cloud.doh.hawaii.gov/cwb#!/event/1373/details/view

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