Officials Temporarily Close 5 LI Beaches

The five beaches closed Sunday are on the south shore of Long Island

Sunday, Jul 8, 2012  |  Updated 1:36 PM EDT
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Officials Temporarily Close 5 LI Beaches

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Officials in Nassau County have temporarily closed five beaches to swimming over bacteria concerns following rainstorms.

The five beaches closed Sunday are on the south shore of Long Island. They include Philip Healey Beach, Merrick Estates Civic Association, Island Park Beach, Hewlett Point Beach and Biltmore Beach Club.
 
Storm water runoff after heavy rains can wash things into the water, but health authorities are especially concerned about bacteria from sewage.

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