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"Heat Advisory" ...Heat advisory remains in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT Monday... * heat index values...around 100 due to temperatures near 90... and dewpoints in the lower 70s. * Timing...highest heat indices Monday afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of the heat and humidity will increase the risk for heat related health issues...especially for the elderly...those with chronic health problems such as lung and heart disease...those working outdoors...and other heat sensitive groups of people. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 100 to 104 degrees for two consecutive hours. To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1. -- Monday Jul.25 16,12:00 AM

Strongs Neck Beach Closes to Bathing

Copiague Harbor Beach Remains Closed

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Update - June 25, 2014 - The beach closure issued Friday, June 20th for Grantland Beach in Strongs Neck has been lifted, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality be suitable for bathing.
 
Strongs Neck, NY - June 21, 2014 - Grantland Beach in Strongs Neck is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria.
 
Copiague Harbor Beach in Copiague remains closed.
 
According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health James Tomarken, MD, MPH, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
 
For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822, contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit the website at suffolkcountyny.gov/health.