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'No Swimming' Lifted at Biltmore, Healey Beaches

Nassau lifts first beach closure of 2012 season.

It's safe to go back in the water, according to the Nassau County Health Department. 19 Nassau County beaches, including Philip Healey Beach and Biltmore Beach Club, were officially reopened Thursday after being closed for stormy weather. Several TOBAY beaches, including , , and , have also been reopened.

Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg announced Wednesday afternoon that swimmers would be pulled out of the water as a "precautionary measure" because of expected storms. According to Denenberg's announcement, "storm water runoff can have a negative impact by elevating bacterial levels and affecting bathing water quality."

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Call (516) 227-9700 for updates on any beach closings. To speak with Health Department representatives, call (516) 227-9717.

Cosmo June 15, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Why the need for the County to post when a private beach is closed? The Biltmore Beach Club is only open weekends currently, and was not affected by this past closing.

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