- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Officials in Long Island have issued an alert against swimming at 63 beaches because heavy rainfalls may have caused bacteria levels to rise in the water.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1Q5VOeu ) the Suffolk County beaches covered in the advisory on the north and south shores. County Health Department officials said Tuesday that the affected areas are often inundated by storm water runoff or have limited tidal flushing.

Officials suggest not even touching the water until the rain has stopped and at least a day has passed.

The advisory will be lifted Thursday morning unless elevated levels of bacteria are found in water samples.

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