PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

12/28/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 122820
Subject:
Weather Advisory Issued Due to Recent Rainfall
Public Beaches Remain Closed
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA - Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced over the past 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues. 

On Dec. 26, the City Health Officer ordered all coastal swimming areas in Long Beach to temporarily close for water contact due to a sewage spill. State law requires the temporary closure and posting of beaches when spills occur, out of an abundance of caution, until the water quality meets State requirements.

The State requires all local public health agencies with recreational swimming areas to notify the public when conditions might affect the health of swimmers. Further information may be obtained by calling the Health Department’s Water Quality Information Line at 562.570.4199 or by visiting the City’s website

Media inquiries can be directed to the Joint Information Center at 562.570.NEWS or jic@longbeach.gov

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