All Mississippi Beaches Close As Toxic Algae Bloom Blankets Coast

"MONROE, La. – All of Mississippi's Gulf Coast beaches have been closed for swimming as the expanding bloom of toxic blue-green algae blankets the state's waters.

On Sunday, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced the closures of Pascagoula Beach West and Pascagoula Beach East, the final two state beaches that were open for swimming.

All of Mississippi's 21 beaches have been closed."

Greg Hilburn reports for the Monroe News Star July 7, 2019.

Source: Monroe News Star, 07/08/2019