Advisory for Massalina Bayou lifted

Advisories have been issued after a raw sewage spills in Massalina Bayou and Lake Huntington. (KHON)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE 12/30/2019 4:26 p.m.:

The Bay County Health Department says the advisory for Massalina Bayou has been lifted.

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Advisories have been issued after a raw sewage spills in Massalina Bayou and Lake Huntington.

Both spills are due to rain overflowing a manhole.

Bay County Officials say 9,000 gallons of raw sewage entered Massalina Bayou and 11,250 gallons of raw sewage entered Lake Huntington.

Health officials say the contaminated water could expose swimmers to intestinal viruses, bacteria, and parasites. They say the symptoms are similar to food poisoning. Also, they say infections are possible in open cuts and wounds.

Health officials advise against swimming in Massalina Bayou and Lake Huntington until further notice. Panama City will test the water and share results with the health department. Once it is safe to swim again, the advisory will be lifted.

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