Freeport Beaches Test High For Bacteria During Warm January

It’s pretty darn warm for January, but if you’re thinking of hitting the beach, be sure to avoid the following. Two beaches near Freeport have tested very high for fecal bacteria, with counts greater than 104cfu/100ml. This presents a health hazard, and is particularly dangerous for small children, pregnant women, diabetics, and anyone with an open sore or weak immune system. Plus, you’d be swimming in poo.

StationID: BRA008 – Beach Drive
Current Bacteria Level: High
Last Collection Date: 01/10/2017
Last Collection Time: 01:21 PM

StationID: BRA009 – Surfside – 2nd Drive
Current Bacteria Level: High
Last Collection Date: 01/10/2017
Last Collection Time: 01:25 PM

Texas Beach Watch reports only on the enterococcus (fecal) bacteria.  It does not test for the vibrio vulnificus bacteria, which is naturally occurring in coastal temperate waters.  For additional information on vibrio, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/vibrio/.

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