Beach Advisories Issued Along the Gulf Coast

Your Fourth of July plans could be affected.

If you’re planning a Fourth of July getaway to the beach, pay attention to these beach advisories along some sections of the Gulf Coast. Swimming advisories are in place at several popular spots in Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Texas. Health officials say there’s harmful bacteria in the water that can cause disease, infections or rashes.

View beach advisories from each state:

Louisiana Advisories

Mississippi Advisories

Texas Advisories

Alabama Advisories

Florida Advisories

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