Water in Breezy Point, Mill Neck and Long Beach Deemed Unsafe to Drink

By Heather Grossmann on November 3, 2012 5:35pm 

 Residents in Breezy Point, Queens were advised by city officials on Friday not to drink the water.
Residents in Breezy Point, Queens were advised by city officials on Friday not to drink the water.
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QUEENS — As Breezy Point began the slow process of recovering from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, residents faced a new challenge — finding safe drinking water.

The New York Department of Health issued a "do not drink" advisory Friday for Breezy Point, Queens, saying the area was among three water systems in New York State that "were severely damaged, have limited amounts of available water, or may otherwise have been unusually compromised."

Both Mill Neck and Long Beach in Nassau County were issued the same advisory.

The state Department of Health also issued advisories to several regions in Rockland, Suffolk and Orange recommeding that residents boil their water. That complete list can be found here.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg reassured New Yorkers Saturday that with the exception of the water in Breezy Point, all other water in New York City was safe to drink.

 

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