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Health Department Issues Advisories for SI Beaches

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The Department of Health has issued advisories for Staten Island beaches, saying heavy rainfall led to sewage overflow and storm runoff.

The department says South Beach, Midland Beach and Wolfe's Pond Beach all have increased levels of contamination.

Swimming and wading at those locations is not recommended, particularly for children, pregnant women and the chronically ill.

Contact with the contaminated water could lead to diarrhea, respiratory illness or infections. ClientIP: UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP