Nassau County health officials are advising people to avoid bathing at 19 beaches until Wednesday night.
The county Department of Health sent out an advisory Wednesday morning as a precaution against potential elevated bacteria levels after heavy rainfall.
Storm-water runoff can elevate bacteria levels beyond state standards for water quality, health officials said.
The advisory will be lifted at 8 p.m. Wednesday unless there is additional heavy rainfall or elevated bacteria levels, officials said.
Fourteen North Shore beaches and five South Shore beaches were listed in the advisory. They are:
- Centre Island Sound – Bayville
- Creek Club – Lattingtown
- Lattingtown Village Beach – Lattingtown
- Laurel Hollow Beach – Laurel Hollow
- Morgan Memorial Park – Glen Cove
- North Hempstead Beach Park – Port Washington
- Piping Rock Beach Club – Locust Valley
- Pryibil Beach – Glen Cove
- Charles E. Ransom Beach – Bayville
- Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park – Oyster Bay
- Sea Cliff Municipal Beach – Sea Cliff
- Soundside Beach Park – Bayville
- Stehli Beach – Bayville
- Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing
- Biltmore Beach Club – Massapequa
- Hewlett Point Park – East Rockaway
- Island Park Beach – Island Park
- Merrick Estates Civic Association – Merrick
- Philip B. Healey Beach – Massapequa
For updates on beach openings and closings, call the county at 516-227-9700.