Heavy rain leads to closure of 14 Nassau County beaches

Long Island news from Eyewitness News

August 18, 2012 9:53:28 AM PDT
The Nassau County Health Department closed 14 beaches to bathing Saturday as a precautionary measure.

The action comes following heavy rainfall.

Health officials say storm water runoff can have a negative impact by elevating bacterial levels and affecting bathing water quality.

The beaches closed are on the north shore:

Centre Island Sound

Creek Club

Lattingtown Beach

Laurel Hollow Beach

Morgan Sound

North Hempstead Beach Park

Piping Rock Beach Club

Prybil Beach

Ransom Beach

Roosevelt Beach

Sea Cliff Village Beach

Soundside Beach

Stehli Beach

Tappen Beach

In addition, Biltmore Beach Club in Massapequa is closed due to elevated bacterial levels.

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