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Storm Runoff Forces Swimmers From Long Island Beaches

Warning Sign at Huntington Harbor beach - Huntington, NY - Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Warning Sign at Huntington Harbor beach – Huntington, NY – Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

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HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - The effects of Monday’s heavy rain lingered this morning on Long Island, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs On The Story

Storm water discharge increased bacteria levels at 60 Suffolk County beaches, forcing a health advisory to swimmers to stay out of the water.

That will remain in effect until the bacteria count goes down, which could be as soon as this afternoon.

In the meantime, those at Huntington Harbor Tuesday morning told Xirinachs that the would comply and stay out of the water.

The affected beaches are along Long Island Sound and the northern shore of the Great South Bay.

Officials will test the waters today and could re-open the beaches as early as 2:00 p.m.

What are you going to do instead of go to the beach? Share your idea for some fun out of the water in the comments section below.