Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

January 26, 2022

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on January 26. The cause of the overflow was a clogged sewer main line.

The SSO occurred at the intersection of South Bessemer Court and West Main Street. The volume lost was estimated to be 2,225 gallons.

The ultimate destination of the SSO was Gumtree Branch. The area has been cleaned and disinfected.

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

Area residents should take precautions when using Gumtree Creek for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

MCHD announces COVID-19 vaccine events

January 26, 2022

MCHD announces COVID-19 vaccine events

MOBILE, Alabama — The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team is announcing additional opportunities to get your vaccine shots. As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, these will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.

On Wednesday, February 2, MCHD will provide vaccine at Pine Grove Baptist Church (19130 Pine Grove Road in Mount Vernon) from 3 to 5 p.m. MCHD will offer the Pfizer (adult or pediatric) vaccine.

On Saturday, February 5, MCHD will provide vaccine at the McCants-Chavers Park (Mobile Terrace Park at 7215 13th Street in Mobile) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. MCHD will offer either Pfizer (adult) or Moderna vaccine. This is part of the Moral Vigilantes Pursuing Progress Presents event titled “Bridging the Gap between our Community and Law Enforcement.”

On Saturday, February 19, MCHD will provide vaccine at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (545 Cody Road in Mobile) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. MCHD will offer either the Pfizer (adult or pediatric) vaccine.

On Wednesday, February 23, MCHD will provide vaccine at Pine Grove Baptist Church (19130 Pine Grove Road in Mount Vernon) from 3 to 5 p.m. MCHD will offer the Pfizer (adult or pediatric) vaccine.

Festival Centre

COVID-19 vaccine is still available at the Festival Centre in Suite 101-A. Clients may select from either the Pfizer (adult or pediatric), Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The Festival Centre clinic is located at the corner of Airport Boulevard and Montlimar Avenue in West Mobile. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Homebound residents

MCHD is once again offering vaccine to homebound individuals. Interested individuals can sign up for this service on the www.MCHDcares.com website. On the top line is a tab titled “Request at Home Vaccination.”

Once the form is completed, it will be sent to our COVID-19 Response Team for scheduling. MCHD staff will provide the Moderna vaccine on Wednesdays and Fridays.

This service is also available to family members living with the homebound individual and/or their caregivers.

To learn the latest on MCHD’s vaccine events, visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243).

South Alabama Utilities reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

January 25, 2022

South Alabama Utilities reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Alabama — South Alabama Utilities (SAU) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on Monday in Citronelle. The overflow occurred from a manhole 200 feet south of Pleasant Circle South.

SAU officials report an estimated 6,000 gallons overflowed because of a blockage in the sewer line. The overflow was absorbed by the ground and did not reach a body of water.

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

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

January 24, 2022

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on January 24. The cause was the failure of an electrical component in the lift station at the intersection of Craft Street and Elm Street.

The SSO occurred at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Wood Street. The volume lost was estimated to be 24,000 gallons.

The ultimate destination of the SSO was Chickasaw Creek. Prichard crews have placed signs in the area of the overflow. The area has been cleaned and disinfected.

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

Area residents should take precautions when using Chickasaw Creek for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

Update on COVID-19 testing

January 24, 2022

Update on COVID-19 testing

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s COVID-19 Response Team has exhausted community COVID-19 rapid test capabilities at its Festival Center location. No information is available on when more testing kits will be available.

Individuals requesting a PCR test (through LabCorp) must schedule a doctor’s visit through Family Health (MCHD’s primary care division). Appointments for this specific test may be made by calling 251-690-8889. There will be a charge for the doctor’s visit based on your insurance or income. Patients must bring their identification, proof of income, insurance card, and their co-pay.

For those still seeking a rapid test, the federal government provides a list of community-based testing sites at https://www.hhs.gov/ coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html. The Alabama Department of Public Health also provides a list of testing sites at https://dph1.adph.state.al.us/covid-19. There are 18 testing sites available in Mobile County.

The Federal Self Testing Program is also available to the community. Individuals can request testing kits through the mail at this website — https://www.covidtests.gov.

Festival Centre vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine is still available at the Festival Centre in Suite 101-A. Clients may select from either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The Festival Centre clinic is located at the corner of Airport Boulevard and Montlimar Avenue in West Mobile. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Homebound residents

MCHD is once again offering vaccine to homebound individuals. Interested individuals can sign up for this service on the www.MCHDcares.com website. On the top line is a tab titled “Request at Home Vaccination.”

Once the form is completed, it will be sent to our COVID-19 Response Team for scheduling. MCHD staff will provide the Moderna vaccine on Wednesdays and Fridays.

This service is also available to family members living with the homebound individual and/or their caregivers.

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