The New Bedford Health Department has announced some recreational beach areas will be closed Thursday due to high bacteria counts caused by the recent heavy rainfall and flooding.

Towers 1 and 4 and Davys Locker on East Rodney French Blvd will be closed.

Kid's Beach, J beach, and Squid Beach on West Rodney French Blvd are also closed.

North 400, South 400, and Tabor Park South Beach on West Rodney French Blvd will remain open.