Health officials issue warning for beaches

By Jay Reeves

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Alabama health officials are issuing an
advisory for beachgoers to stay out of all coastal waters from
Mississippi to the Florida line.

Dr. Donald Williamson, Alabama's state health officer, said
Friday the advisory applies to all of Alabama's beaches and the bay
waters adjacent to Fort Morgan on the Baldwin County shore.

He said oil from the spreading BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico is
visible at Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan on the eastern side of
Mobile Bay, and it is anticipated to continue moving eastward.

Williamson also said all of Alabama's coastal waters are being
closed to fishing, as are waters on the eastern side of Mobile Bay.
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