It’s safe to swim in Dare and Currituck County waters, NC bacteria tests confirm

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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — Swimmers may safely get into the water along Dare and Currituck counties following Florence, recent bacteria tests show. 

A precautionary water advisory remains in effect for all other coastal counties in North Carolina.

Officials say swimmers ashould be careful when coming in contact with water. Storms may elevate bacterial levels in water and make people sick.

Current Area Swimming Advisories

The Recreational Water Quality Program will begin testing in other coastal areas as soon as conditions are safe to do so, the areas are accessible, and testing equipment is functional. The advisory will be lifted in part or in whole as test results become available.

Because waters affected by the storm are so widespread, signs are not posted. 

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