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Nassau reopens 14 North Shore beaches to swimming

Nassau County health officials on Thursday lifted an advisory against swimming at 14 North Shore beaches.

The county's Department of Health had issued the advisory Wednesday as a precautionary measure because of heavy rainfall.

Bacteria levels at beaches known to have substantial storm-water runoff can climb, failing meet the New York State standards for swimming, according to the health officials.

The beaches include: Centre Island Sound, Oyster Bay; Creek Club and 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, Locust Valley; and Tappen Beach, Sea Cliff.

For recorded information on beach closings and openings in Nassau, call 516-227-9700. Health department representatives are available weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., at 516-227-9717.

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