No swimming advised at 19 Long Island beaches

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Beachgoers are told not to swim at nearly two dozen beaches on Long Island Wednesday, according to the Nassau County Department of Health.

The advisory was issued as a precaution and was spurred by Tuesday’s heavy rainfall that caused stormwater runoff to potentially contaminate the beaches, the county’s health department said.

Stormwater runoff can impact bathing water quality by elevating bacteria levels, which may cause exceedances of the New York State standard...

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