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9/28/2018 Public health Notice:

On September 27, 2018 a small and localized Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) was reported on Lake Champlain along the shoreline at Port Henry, NY.  This reported was received from VT DEC to NY DEC to NY DOH.  Remember – Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) can cause ill health effects in people and animals if blooms are touched, swallowed, or inhaled.  People and pets should avoid contact with blooms, and should rinse off with clean water if contact occurs.  For more information go to www.health.ny.gov/harmfulalgae.

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9/25/2018 Public Health Notice:

On September 24, 2018, NYSDEC reported that a member of the public reports a likely Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) on Franklin Falls Pond (Essex, Franklin Co.).

HABs can cause ill health effects in people and animals when water with blooms is touched, swallowed, or inhaled.  Symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea or vomiting; skin, eye or throat irritation and allergic reactions or breathing difficulties may be experienced. People and pets should avoid contact with blooms, and should rinse off with clean water if contact occurs.  For more information go to www.health.ny.gov/harmfulalgae.   

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9/18/2018  Does Florence have you thinking about how to prepare for extreme weather or are you connecting with families members impacted by the storm? This CDC spotlight gives great info on prepping for storms, preventing illness, pet safety and much more. 

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9/14/2018 Public Health Notice:
A suspicious Harmful Algae Bloom is reported on Lake Champlain approximately 2 miles south of the Westport Airport in the Town of Westport, Essex County.  Harmful Algae Blooms can cause ill health effects in people and animals if blooms are touched, swallowed, or inhaled.