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Nassau closes 19 beaches in wake of heavy rainfall

Citing recent heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health closed 19 beaches as a precautionary measure Wednesday, the authority said in a news release.

The North Shore beaches closed are: Centre Island Sound, Creek Club, Lattingtown Beach, Laurel Hollow Beach, Morgan Sound, North Hempstead Beach Park, Piping Rock Beach Club, Pryibil Beach, Ransom Beach, Roosevelt Beach, Sea Cliff Village Beach, Soundside Beach, Stehli Beach and Tappen Beach.

Also closed are five South Shore beaches: Biltmore Beach Club, Hewlett Point Beach, Island Park Beach, Merrick Estates Civic Association and Philip Healey Beach.

Heavy rainfall generates storm water runoff, which can elevate bacteria, the department said in the release.

For up-to-date recorded information on beach closings and openings, call 516-227-9700.


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