Officials Warn of Elevated Bacteria Levels in Orange County Oceans Following Rainstorm

By Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times.
October 26, 2021 Updated: October 26, 2021

Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) officials advised swimmers to avoid coastal waters Oct. 25 after a massive rainstorm made its way down to the Southland.

“Swimmers should avoid coastal waters impacted by discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers, and beach users should avoid contact with any runoff on the beach during dry or wet weather conditions,” OCHA said in a statement.

The increase of bacteria may be present for three days following the initial storm, OCHCA officials said.

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Huntington Beach, Calif., on Oct. 5, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
Vanessa Serna is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times.