Swimming Advisories Lifted from Alabama Beaches

The Alabama Department of Public Health has lifted all swimming advisories that were in place because of the oil spill.

That’s good news for people looking to take a dip to beat the heat.

The department says improving beach conditions led to the decision.

Restrictions had been set for more than three months since an oil rig explosion off the Louisiana coast set off a massive oil spill that fouled gulf waters.

Advisories were lifted for waters off Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island, and Mississippi Sound.

The department says it will continue to monitor the situation and update beach notices as needed.

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