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Swimming not recommended at public beaches in Palm Beach, St. Lucie counties, health departments say

Posted at 10:33 AM, Sep 05, 2019

Thinking about going for a swim at a public beach in Palm Beach County?

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County does not recommend it at this time. It's worried about water quality following Hurricane Dorian and has issued a county-wide precautionary swim advisory for all public beaches.

On Wednesday, the health department in St. Lucie County issued a similar precautionary swim advisory.

As of Friday evening, six St. Lucie County beaches remain under public health advisories for possible bacteria.

Until tests confirm otherwise, health experts say you should assume contact with the water might pose an increased risk of disease or illness, especially for susceptible individuals.

The county-wide precautionary swimming advisory previously posted for all public beaches in Indian River County has been lifted by the health department.

Martin County said its water samples tested in the good range.