UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)Health officials have re-opened 19 Long Island beaches that were closed on Saturday because of concerns about bacteria in the water after heavy rains.

“This is routine through the bathing season,” Nassau Health Department Spokeswoman Mary Ellen Laurain told 1010 WINS on Saturday. “We start monitoring the beaches beginning in April through September, so this is as a precautionary measure because storm water runoff can impact the water quality.”

The following beaches have re-opened:

Nassau County North Shore beaches
*Centre Island Sound
*Creek Club
*Lattingtown Beach
*Laurel Hollow Beach
*Morgan Sound
*North Hempstead Beach Park
*Piping Rock Beach Club
*Prybil Beach
*Ransom Beach
*Roosevelt Beach
*Sea Cliff Village Beach
*Soundside Beach
*Stehli Beach
*Tappen Beach

Nassau County South Shore beaches
*Biltmore Beach Club
*Hewlett Point Beach
*Island Park Beach
*Merrick Estates Civic Association
*Philip Healey Beach

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