The Nassau County Department of Health on Saturday issued an advisory against bathing at 13 North Shore beaches because of heavy rainfall, officials said.
The advisory is a precautionary measure for beaches impacted by storm water runoff from the afternoon’s heavy downpour.
Storm water runoff can affect bathing water quality, raising bacteria levels that may exceed state standards, health officials said.
The 13 beaches are:
- Centre Island Sound in Bayville
- Creek Club in Lattingtown
- Lattingtown Beach in Lattingtown
- Laurel Hollow Beach in Laurel Hollow
- North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington
- Piping Rock Beach Club in Locust Valley
- Pryibil Beach in Glen Cove
- Ransom Beach in Bayville
- Theodore Roosevelt Beach in Oyster Bay
- Sea Cliff Village Beach in Sea Cliff
- Soundside Beach in Bayville
- Stehli Beach in Bayville
- Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing
Officials said Morgan Beach in Glen Cove remains closed because of elevated bacterial levels.
Call 516-227-9717 to speak with a health department representative, weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Up-to-date recorded information on beach openings and closings is available by calling 516-227-9700.