Officials Temporarily Close 18 LI Beaches

The beaches include 14 on the north shore and four on the south shore

Saturday, Jul 21, 2012  |  Updated 3:15 PM EDT
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Officials Temporarily Close 18 LI Beaches

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Officials in Nassau County have temporarily closed close to 20 beaches to swimming over bacteria concerns following heavy rain.

 The beaches closed Saturday are mostly on the north shore of Long Island. They include:
 
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 
 
Officials also closed four beaches on the south shore, including Hewlett Point Beach, Island Park Beach, Merrick Estates Vicis Association and Philip Healey Beach.
 
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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