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HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING * WHAT...Dangerous rip currents expected. * WHERE...Kings (Brooklyn) and Southwestern Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...Through this evening. * IMPACTS...Life-threatening rip currents are likely for all people entering the surf zone. Anyone visiting the beaches should stay out of the surf. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

UPDATE: Huntington Beach & Lake Ronkonkoma Beach Reopens

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Lake Ronkonkoma Beach in the Town of Islip and Head of the Bay Club Beach in Huntington Bay are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

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Update - July 2, 2015 - As of July 2nd, Lake Ronkonkoma Beach has been reopened to the public.

The original press release and update is below.

Update - June 30, 2015 - The beach closure for Head of the Bay Club Beach in Huntington Bay has been lifted, as recent water samples meet New York State standards.

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach in the Town of Islip remains closed to bathing due to continuation of the presence of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

The original press release is below.

Suffolk County, NY - June 29, 2015 - Lake Ronkonkoma Beach in the Town of Islip and Head of the Bay Club Beach in Huntington Bay are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, 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 Beach Monitoring page on the Suffolk County website.