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San Diegans urged to stay out of waters at local beaches, bays due to heavy rainfall

Posted: 12:10 PM, Nov 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-29 20:10:50Z
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - County officials are urging San Diegans to stay out of the water at all beaches and bays due to rain from Thursday’s strong storm.

The county’s Department of Environmental Health issued a general rain advisory and is asking county residents to “avoid water contact for 72 hours after the rainfall ends.”

According to county officials, urban runoff can be exacerbated due to significant amounts of rain and lead to heightened amounts of bacteria in bodies of water.

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Further information can be found at sdbeachinfo.com.

Residents can also call the county's beach information hotline at (619) 338-2073 for more details.