State Ocean Beaches Closed to Swimming Because of Hurricane’s Effects

Swimming at Long Island ocean beaches was suspended Wednesday because of  flooding and rough surf conditions related to Hurricane Franklin.     

“As peak hurricane season approaches, the safety of all New Yorkers remains my top priority,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said. “With tropical storms and hurricanes affecting our beaches on Long Island, we are taking proactive steps to protect New Yorkers, and I urge everyone to remain vigilant.”   

The restrictions are expected to be in place at Robert Moses, Hither Hills and Jones Beach State Parks as long as adverse conditions persist. All three ocean beaches experienced significant water levels today, including flooding at the Jones Beach beachfront and unpassable areas at Robert Moses and Hither Hills.    

These three State Parks posted red flags on the beachfront to warn visitors that swimming is prohibited. Lifeguards remain on duty to prevent anyone from entering the water. Swimming remains available at Sunken Meadow and Wildwood State Parks on Long Island Sound, which are not experiencing dangerous impacts from the storm. 


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