CANCELLED - Nassau County Department Of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at Five Beaches

Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at five South Shore beaches, effective today, June 28, 2016.

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Five South Shore beaches are impacted.

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Update - June 29, 2016 - Nassau County Department of Health has lifted the advisory against bathing at five South Shore beaches, and is reporting that all Nassau County beaches operating for the 2016 season are currently open.

To speak with a Health Department Representative, weekdays, 9:00 A.M. - 4:45 P.M., call (516) 227-9717.

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

The original press release is below.

Nassau County, NY - June 28, 2016 - Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at five South Shore beaches, effective today, June 28, 2016. This advisory is issued as a precautionary measure for beaches known to be impacted by stormwater runoff caused by heavy rainfall. Stormwater runoff can impact bathing water quality by elevating bacteria levels, which may cause exceedances of the New York State standard for bathing water quality.

Five South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

Biltmore Beach Club – Massapequa
Hewlett Point Beach – East Rockaway
Island Park Beach – Island Park
Merrick Estates Civic Association – Merrick
Philip Healey Beach – Massapequa

To speak with a Health Department representative, weekdays, 9:00 A.M., - 4:45 P.M., call
(516) 227-9717.

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