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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- The Mobile Area Water and Sewer System said it experienced several sanitary sewer overflows as Hurricane Barry brought heavy rain and flooding to the area.

MAWSS said an estimated 80,680 gallons of sewage went into Three Mile Creek, Eslava Creek, and Miller Creek. All overflows have been stopped.

In Prichard, about 18,000 gallons of sewage went into Gun Tree Branch. 

The Mobile County Health Department said all seafood harvested in these creeks and waters downstream should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for the Mobile County Health Department, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of these overflows. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

Heavy rain from Hurricane Barry causes sewer overflows in Mobile County

Field 1 Field 2 Field 3
Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Siena Vista Drive 145 Three Mile Creek
Mill Street at Julian Street 200 Three Mile Creek
Tonlours Drive 12,000 Three Mile Creek
Lubel Avenue 230 Three Mile Creek
Johnston Avenue 10,800 Eslava Creek
Westwood Street 16,200 Eslava Creek
Westwood Street 540 Eslava Creek
Demouy Avenue 3,600 Eslava Creek
Westwood Street 2,325 Eslava Creek
Conti Street 2,200 Eslava Creek
Augusta Drive 40 Miller Creek
Prichard 17,900 Gum Tree Branch

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