19 Nassau beaches closed to bathers after heavy rain

The beaches are closed due to the storm

The beaches are closed due to the storm runoff elevating bacteria levels in the water. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

Several Nassau County beaches are closed to swimmers today following Friday's heavy rainfall.

The Nassau County Department of Health says it closed 19 beaches to bathers on both the North and South shores as a precautionary measure.

The department says storm water runoff can have a negative impact by elevating bacterial levels and affecting water quality.

14 North Shore Beaches...

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