Swimming advisory issued at 19 Nassau County beaches after Fourth of July storm

Posted at 10:16 AM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 10:25:24-04

NASSAU COUNTY, N.Y. — Swimmers were advised Tuesday against entering the water at 19 beaches in Nassau County due to Fourth of July weekend storms.

The warning came three days after the same advisory was issued Saturday, disrupting the holiday weekend for vacationers.

It was lifted Sunday morning, just in time for people to enjoy the beaches on the Fourth.

But storms again passed through the area overnight, prompting Tuesday’s advisory against “bathing” at 19 different beaches.

“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,” the Nassau County Department of Health stated.

The impacted beaches include:

Fourteen North Shore:

Centre Island Sound – Bayville
Creek Club – Lattingtown
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 – Bayville
Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing

Five South Shore Beaches :

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

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