UNIONDALE - (AP) - Seventeen beaches in NassauCounty have been closed because of heavy rain.

The county health department said 13 of the county's beaches onthe North Shore of Long Island and four on the South Shore areclosed Saturday as a precaution because of Friday's rainfall.

Officials said storm water runoff can cause unhealthy bacterialevels.

Recorded information on beach closing can be found at516-227-9700.