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Health Officials Issue Advisory against Bathing at 64 Beaches

  • 7 September 2017
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Due to the heavy rainfall that occurred last night, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential that bacteria in excess of New York State standards will impact these areas.

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

The department 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 rain has ended.  This advisory will be lifted Friday, September 8 at 5 a.m. unless water samples indicate that elevated levels of bacteria have persisted beyond the 24-hour period.

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 631-852-5822, contact the Department of Health Services’ Office of Ecology at 631-852-5760 during normal business hours, OR visit Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ beach monitoring webpage.

BEACH_CODE

BEACH_NAME

TOWN

VILLAGE

CURRENT_STATUS

CONFLICT_TEXT

B1

Amityville Village Beach

Babylon

Amityville

Advisory

Rainfall related

B3

Tanner Park Beach

Babylon

Copiague

Advisory

Rainfall related

B4

Venetian Shores Beach

Babylon

West Babylon

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR11A

Sound Beach POA West

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR12

Tides Beach

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR13

Beech Road Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR15

Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR16

Shoreham Village Beach

Brookhaven

Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR17

Shoreham Beach

Brookhaven

East Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR24

Corey Beach

Brookhaven

Blue Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR26

Shirley Beach

Brookhaven

Shirley

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR36

Stony Brook Beach

Brookhaven

Stony Brook

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR50

Shoreham Shore Club Beach

Brookhaven

East Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR54

Miller Place Park Beach

Brookhaven

Miller Place

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR64

Patchogue Village Pool & Beach

Brookhaven

Patchogue

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR75

Scotts Beach

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

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