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Health Alert: Fletcher Creek

By DOH-Escambia

January 29, 2014

Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (DOH-Escambia) is issuing a health alert for Fletcher Creek in Escambia County, Florida. DOH-Escambia officials have been advised that one or more derailed train cars may be leaking potentially hazardous contents into the Creek at the derailment site.

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County advises against contacting, consuming, or otherwise using, water from Fletcher Creek obtained from the immediate vicinity of the train derailment site.

We will continue to advise the public of possible health concerns as more details become available. For more information, contact Robert Merritt at 850-554-4316 or visit