Bacteria beach bummer: Swimming banned at 19 beaches

<p>The Nassau County Department of Health says the ban is in effect as a precautionary measure.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2018, 3:29 PM

Updated 2,131 days ago

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Nassau County has banned swimming at 19 beaches for the second time this week due to elevated bacteria levels.
The Nassau County Department of Health says the ban is in effect as a precautionary measure.  The department states that storm water runoff from heavy rain can raise bacteria levels, potentially impacting the health of swimmers.
Health officials say the ban could be lifted Tuesday, July 31 at 7 a.m. barring additional heavy rainfall or further evidence of high bacteria levels.
The ban is in place for the following beaches:
*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


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