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.
Delray Beach is flying the Red Flag today. At this time, swimming is not recommended. Due to the potential effects related to Hurricane Dorian, the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has issued a county wide precautionary swim advisory for all beaches. pic.twitter.com/fPRa4hIWuU— City of Delray Beach (@citydelraybeach) September 5, 2019