Mississippi Beaches Still Closed


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The state Department of Environmental Quality has closed all Mississippi beaches because of potential hazards with water quality and debris created by Isaac.

MDEQ officials say in a news release that there’s uncertainty about water quality because of widespread flooding.

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MDEQ says it will resume water quality testing when the debris has been cleared, and beaches will open to water contact when results show water quality standards have been met.