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Brown Water Advisory issued for Waimea Bay, all east-facing shores of Oahu

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KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The state Department of Health has issued a Brown Water Advisory on Wednesday for Waimea Bay and all east-facing shores of Oahu.

The DOH has issued the advisory because recent heavy rains this week have created a potential health hazard in those areas. East-facing shores include Kahuku to Makapuu.

Officials advise staying out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals and associated flood debris.

If the water is brown, stay out.

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