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Health News

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

  • 7 June 2013
  • Number of views: 377
  • Categories: Health

Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, has issued an advisory against bathing at 67 beaches due to the heavy rainfall that is occurring today (6/7/13) and forecasted to continue throughout the weekend. Among the beaches are those 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 (See attached list.).

Meeting Scheduled

  • 5 June 2013
  • Number of views: 419
  • Categories: Health
The purpose of the advisory board is to advise the Commissioner of Health Services, through the Division of Patient Care Services administration, on matters relating to the operation of the health center.  The meeting is open to the public.  Guests are asked to call in advance.

Board of Review Hearings

  • 5 June 2013
  • Number of views: 433
  • Categories: Health

The Board of Review hears requests for variances and waivers to the county’s requirements for water and sewage disposal for new construction, and for storage of toxic or hazardous materials, as stated in the Suffolk County Sanitary Code. A listing of each month’s scheduled hearings may be obtained in the days prior to the hearing by contacting the Department of Health Services’ Division of Environmental Quality at 852-5800.

Suffolk Health Officials Remind Residents to Eliminate Standing Water to Reduce Mosquito Breeding Grounds

  • 30 May 2013
  • Number of views: 427
  • Categories: Health

As the official beginning of summer approaches, Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken urges residents to take action throughout the season to reduce their chances of being bitten by mosquitoes that breed around their homes. 

Larvicide Notice

  • 30 May 2013
  • Number of views: 442
  • Categories: Health

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.  Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, treatment will be continued on the next suitable day.

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