Warnings issued for four Donegal beaches ahead of heavy rainfall

first_imgDonegal County Council has issued a precautionary warning for bathers at four Donegal beaches this weekend.Due to a Status Yellow rain warning for Friday and forecasted heavy rain for the rest of the weekend until Monday, the council has a 5-day warning in place at: Lisfannon in Buncrana, Lady’s Bay in Buncrana, Bundoran and Fintra in Killybegs.The warning is in place to protect bathers from pollution which may come from storm influx. The heavy rain causes storm water to run off fields and houses into the river, which usually deposits into the bathing waters resulting in a higher than normal E.coli.To reduce the risk of illness, beach users should take the following precautions:Avoid swallowing or splashing waterWash your hands before handling foodAvoid swimming with an open cut or woundAvoid swimming if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system.Higher levels of bacteria are usually short-lived and most bathers are unlikely to experience any illness, according to Donegal County Council. Warnings issued for four Donegal beaches ahead of heavy rainfall was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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