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Advisory Against Bathing at 66 Suffolk County Beaches

Due to the heavy rainfall, Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, MPH, has issued an advisory against bathing at 66 beaches. This advisory is based on the potential that storm-water runoff may cause the beaches to contain bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

The beaches covered by this advisory are located in areas that are heavily influenced by storm-water runoff from the surrounding watersheds and/or adjacent tributaries, and because of their location in enclosed embayments, experience limited tidal flushing.

Dr. Tomarken recommends that bathing and other water contact be suspended in affected areas until the waters have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles (at least a 24 hour period) after the cessation of rainfall.  This advisory will be lifted at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 17th, unless beach water samples indicate elevated bacteria levels persisting beyond the 24-hour period.

For the latest information on affected beaches, residents are advised to 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 website link:www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health.

Beaches in the Huntington area that are affected by this advisory include:

Eagle Dock Community Beach Huntington Cold Spring Harbor Advisory Rainfall related
Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach Huntington Lloyd Harbor Advisory Rainfall related
West Neck Beach Huntington Lloyd Harbor Advisory Rainfall related
Lloyd Neck Bath Club Beach Huntington Lloyd Harbor Advisory Rainfall related
Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach Huntington Lloyd Harbor Advisory Rainfall related
Gold Star Battalion Park Beach Huntington Huntington Advisory Rainfall related
Head of the Bay Club Beach Huntington Huntington Bay Advisory Rainfall related
Nathan Hale Beach Club Beach Huntington Huntington Bay Advisory Rainfall related
Bay Crest Association Beach Huntington Huntington Bay Advisory Rainfall related
Bay Hills Beach Association Huntington Huntington Bay Advisory Rainfall related
Crescent Beach Huntington Huntington Bay Advisory Rainfall related
Knollwood Beach Association Beach Huntington Huntington Advisory Rainfall related
Fleet’s Cove Beach Huntington Huntington Advisory Rainfall related
Centerport Beach Huntington Centerport Advisory Rainfall related
Huntington Beach Community Association Beach Huntington Centerport Advisory Rainfall related
Steers Beach Huntington Northport Advisory Rainfall related
Asharoken Beach Huntington Asharoken Advisory Rainfall related
Hobart Beach – sound Huntington Northport Advisory Rainfall related
Hobart Beach – cove Huntington Eatons Neck Advisory Rainfall related
Crab Meadow Beach Huntington Northport Advisory Rainfall related
Wincoma Association Beach Huntington Huntington Bay Advisory Rainfall related
Valley Grove Beach Huntington Eatons Neck Advisory Rainfall related
Prices Bend Beach Huntington Eatons Neck Advisory Rainfall related

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