Health advisory issued against bathing at 19 Long Island beaches

MINEOLA, N.Y. — After the weekend’s heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is advising beachgoers not to swim at 19 beaches on Long Island.

The advisory was issued effective Sunday as a precaution and was spurred by heavy rainfall that caused stormwater runoff.

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 agency said.

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