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Long Beach Residents Told to Boil Water After E. Coli Found

People in the Long Island community of Long Beach are being advised to boil their water through Monday after the bacteria E. coli was detected in the water supply.

Long Beach city officials said the boil-water advisory was issued after routine water testing Friday indicated that E. coli was present in some areas.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he directed the state Office of Emergency Management to deliver 30,000 bottles of water to of Long Beach on Friday.

The Democratic governor said the state would send more water Saturday and Sunday as needed. Nassau County officials were distributing bottled water as well.

Long Beach residents are being told to boil tap water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing hands when preparing food and bathing infants.

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