(Patchogue, NY)- Health officials in Suffolk County have issued an advisory for Patchogue River and Patchogue Bay after raw sewage discharge from a manhole. Officials say residents, fisherman, children and pets should avoid contact with the water until 3pm Thursday.
Suffolk County Health Department says they are working with the NYSDEC, and that “corrective actions to mitigate the discharge have been initiated”.
If contact with the water does occur- rinse off with clean water immediately. Seek medical attention if after exposure you experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; skin, eye or throat irritation, or allergic reactions or breathing difficulties.
Photo: The Great South Bay is seen from Bay Shore, New York, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)