Health officials Thursday extended a beach water use advisory, warning residents to avoid beaches around storm drains, creeks, and rivers after this week’s rainfall.

The advisory, issued by Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis, will be in effect until 7 a.m. Sunday, and could be extended depending on further rainfall.

Bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall. People who enter the water in these areas could become ill.

Recorded information on beach conditions is available 24 hours a day on the county’s beach closure hotline: 1-800-525-5662. Information is also available online at: PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/Beach/ .

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