Health officials are warning the public not to swim at 19 beaches in Nassau County because the beaches may have poor water quality caused by high levels of bacteria.
The Nassau County Department of Health issued the advisory Monday, saying that it's a precautionary measure for beaches known to be impacted by storm-water runoff caused by recent heavy rainfall.
Storm-water runoff can cause bacteria levels to exceed the standard for bathing water quality, the health department said.
The advisory was to be lifted at 1 p.m. Tuesday unless additional heavy rainfall revealed continued elevated bacteria levels.
14 North Shore beaches within Nassau County:
Centre Island Sound – Bayville
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 – Bayville
Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing
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
For up-to-date recorded information on beach openings and closings, call (516) 227-9700.