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Agency issues warnings on two sections of beach

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories for two sampling stations.

The MDEQ reports these segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in those areas.

The stations are:

• Station 1 — Lakeshore (from the Silver Slipper casino east to the jetty west of Poinset Avenue

• Station 3 — Waveland Beach (from Oak Boulevard east to Favre Street

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