Long Island and NYC beaches will be open in the last breath of this summer: There are surf alerts | The USA Print

Long Island and NYC beaches will be open in the last breath of this summer: There are surf alerts | The USA Print

Long Island and NYC beaches will be open in the last breath of this summer: There are surf alerts | The USA Print

During this weekend of ‘Labor Day’ the governorate of NY announced that they will open safely all state beaches on Long Island, now that the harsh conditions resulting from the passage of Hurricane Franklin have abated.

Lifeguards and expert staff from state parks assessed the conditions Friday morning and determined that everything indicates that they are safe to swim.

Access to the sea resumed this Friday at 9 am in the Robert Moses and Jones Beach State Parks and at 10 am in Hither Hills.

The three ocean beaches experienced significant water levelsstrong surf and rip currents, with extensive flooding at Jones Beach and impassable areas at Robert Moses and Hither Hills.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will continue to monitor the conditions in all state parks.

“I am pleased that the flooding and storm surge on our Long Island shoreline have subsided and that New Yorkers can enjoy a wonderful Labor Day weekend on our beaches”, reported the Governor Kathy Hochul.

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On New York City’s 14 miles of public beaches, They will receive bathers until September 10, as is traditionally the case every summer.

However, there is a risk of rip currents in the next few hours due to the passage of hurricanes on the high seas. In this case, the important thing is that bathers must remain alert to the forecasts of the authorities and lifeguards.

“There is an active rip current warning for New York. Pay attention to posted signage and red flag warnings, which can mean a high risk of strong currents. These water conditions can represent a risk even for experienced swimmers”, published this Friday the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) on the X social network.

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A rip current It is a strong superficial current of water that recedes from the coast towards the sea and is generated mainly by the breaking of the waves along the coast.

It is reiterated that swimming is prohibited when there are no lifeguards on duty and in closed sections marked with red flags.

Also, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) reconfirms that drones will operate to detect sharks on all beaches and other eventualities during the rest of the summer.

“A drone can get there, see things, extra eyes in the sky, we can get closer to the water”refers to the NYPD inspector, Frank DiGiacomo.

The good news is that skies will be sunny and highs in the 80s will greet New Yorkers who They plan to enjoy the last breaths of summer this weekend, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service.

Temperatures will rise over the weekend, until reaching a nice high for 87 degree beaches this Monday, projections show.

Please note:

  • In the nycgovparks.org website of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation you can find all the details and warnings before visiting a beach in NYC.
  • Register online at Notify NYCvisit the page of New York City Area Beaches from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to obtain notices about water quality or closures for any eventuality.
  • You can also text BEACH to 55676 to receive information about opening, closing and water quality in real time. Consult the state of the park or spa in New York State at the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website: https://www.parks.ny.gov/
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