NYC beaches remain closed due to Hurricane Dorian effectsPosted: Updated:
Hurricane Dorian may have passed, but it's aftereffects are causing beaches across New York City to be closed Saturday.
Lifeguards and police officers are posted at beaches to ensure no one swims due to huge waves and strong winds.
The National Weather Service says waves can get up to 10 feet. The New York City Parks Department closed all beaches to surfing and swimming until Sunday.
NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver says that the city's pools and splash pads are still open.
"We implore New Yorkers to take the closures seriously and not to risk their safety by ignoring this directive and swimming and surfing while our shores are experiencing the impacts from Hurricane Dorian,” Silver said.
The city is advising New Yorkers to obey the signs posted for their own safety.
Residents can check the status of the beaches by calling 311.