Officials Re-open 19 Long Island Beaches

Nassau County's health department had banned swimming at 14 beaches on Long Island Sound and five on the Atlantic coast

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    TK

    Health officials have re-opened 19 Long Island beaches that had been temporarily closed because of concerns about bacteria in the water after heavy rains.

    Nassau County's health department had banned swimming at 14 beaches on Long Island Sound and five on the Atlantic coast. That was because of the rain of recent days.

    Storm water runoff after heavy rains can wash all kinds of things into the water, but health authorities are especially concerned about bacteria from sewage.

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Get our apps here and sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.