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.