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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 1105 PM EDT Wed may 25 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. -- Thursday May.26 16,08:24 AM

Serious Post-Sandy Gas Shortage on Long Island

Long Islanders have been slammed with another crisis following Hurricane Sandy, a serious gas shortage.

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It may be days still before gas deliveries can be made to the Long Island gas stations that currently have power following Hurricane Sandy.  

According to Long Island Business News, the island’s major gasoline terminals in Lawrence, Inwood and Glenwood Landing are all without power, cutting off the supply for tanker trucks to make deliveries.  The last major terminal in Holtsville has been exhausted of its supplies with the exception of diesel and heating oil.
 
Suffolk County legislator Tom Cilmi says restoring power to the gasoline terminals should be a top priority for LIPA.  “Gasoline is the lifeblood of our economy, particularly in Suffolk. With many gasoline stations out of service and those with power running out of gasoline, things could come to a grinding halt here very quickly,” Cilmi said in a statement.
 
To be sure, the lines at the pumps in some cases have exceeding a mile in length, and some Long Islanders have reported waiting several hours to fill up.  
 
Finding an open gas station with a supply has been an added stress to recovering from Sandy’s devastation.  LongIslandGasPrices.com continues to post updates on the island’s cheapest and most expensive stations.
 
Suffolk County is now restricting the amount of gas residents can buy.  Gas station operators have been advised to only allow customers to fill up one gas tank, and 10 extra gallons for those whose homes are still without power.  Residents have been asked to restrict their gas consumption and stay close to home through the weekend.  
 
Until 11:59 p.m. Friday, the MTA will be providing free services which may help mitigate the current gas prices.  
 
Check our Post-Hurricane Guide for helpful resources in dealing with Sandy's aftermath.
 
 
 
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