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Parks Urges Beachgoers To Exercise Caution Due To Tropical Storm Danny


Friday, August 28, 2009
No. 86
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The Parks Department recommends that beachgoers exercise caution at all city beaches due to the approaching Tropical Storm Danny.

“As weather conditions are changing quickly, it is essential that New Yorkers be extremely cautious at our beaches,” said Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe. “As always, beachgoers must obey the instructions of lifeguards, Police and other Parks and security personnel.”

“Fortunately, it looks like New York City won’t see the worst of Danny, but that does not mean we should let our guard down,” said OEM Commissioner Joseph Bruno. “I encourage all New Yorkers to stay informed and take extra care this weekend, particularly along the coast and at our beaches.”

According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Danny is expected to become a level 1 Hurricane starting Friday night. While there is still some forecast uncertainty, the storm appears to be moving eastward over the Atlantic.

We remind beachgoers to swim only between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and only in areas protected by lifeguards. Swimmers must never enter the water when lifeguards are not on duty.

Impacts from Danny may include heavy surf, rip currents, coastal erosion, and minor coastal flooding. The coastal impact may result in temporary restrictions, including requirements that swimmers remain in shallow waters, and closures at city beaches during this weekend

The public is advised to call 311 or visit our website at www.nyc.gov/parks for information before heading to the beach.

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NYC beach season has been extended through September 13. After Labor Day, beaches will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At Rockaway Beach, the following locations will remain open for swimming: Beach 15 to Beach 18; Beach 29 and Beach 30; Beach 58 and Beach 59; Beach 77 and Beach 78; Beach 84 and Beach 85; Beach 96 through Beach 98; Beach 104 through Beach 106; Beach 115 through Beach 120; Beach 126 through Beach 131; and, Beach 136 through Beach 143. We may adjust swimming beaches on a daily basis due to site and surf conditions, so please observe all posted signs and flags and swim only where a lifeguard is present.

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