Nassau County issues advisory against swimming at 19 beaches

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
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MINEOLA (WABC) -- Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at 19 beaches, effective Sunday.

The advisory was issued as a precautionary measure for beaches known to be impacted by stormwater runoff caused by heavy rainfall.

Stormwater runoff can impact bathing water quality by elevating bacteria levels, which may cause exceedances of the New York State standard for bathing water quality, health officials say.

The advisory affects:

14 North Shore Beaches within Nassau County

Centre Island Sound - Oyster Bay

Creek Club - Lattingtown

Lattingtown Beach - Lattingtown

Laurel Hollow Beach - Laurel Hollow

Morgan Sound - Glen Cove

North Hempstead Beach Park - Port Washington

Piping Rock Beach Club - Locust Valley

Pryibil Beach - Glen Cove

Ransom Beach - Bayville

Theodore Roosevelt Beach - Oyster Bay

Sea Cliff Village Beach - Sea Cliff

Soundside Beach - Bayville

Stehli Beach - Locust Valley

Tappen Beach - Sea Cliff

5 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County

Biltmore Beach Club - Massapequa

Hewlett Point Beach - East Rockaway

Island Park Beach - Island Park

Merrick Estates Civic Association - Merrick

Philip Healey Beach - Massapequa

To speak with a Health Department representative, weekdays, 9:00 A.M., - 4:45 P.M., call (516) 227-9717.

For up-to-date recorded information on beach openings and closings, call (516) 227-9700.