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Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 67 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that due to the heavy rainfall that occurred today (9/4/12) and the additional rainfall anticipated for tomorrow (9/5/12), the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 67 beaches, including beaches located along the northern shoreline of Great South Bay, in Sag Harbor, within and adjacent to various north shore embayments (Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Harbor and Bay, Centerport Harbor, Northport Harbor and Bay, Port Jefferson Harbor Complex, and Stony Brook Harbor), and those Long Island Sound beaches that are directly impacted by nearby storm water discharges (list follows).

Board of Review Hearing Scheduled for

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Division of Environmental Quality will hold a Board of Review hearing on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room at

360 Yaphank Ave., Suite 2C, Yaphank, NY 11980.

Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach Closed

James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria.  

Vector Control

Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

Public Health Hotline Notification

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has relocated its administrative offices to Great River. Due to technical difficulties, the public health hotline is not working. Beginning this evening, August 30, 2012, and continuing through to Tuesday, September 4, 2012, residents wishing to call the public health hotline may call 631-852-4820.
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