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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening... 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 and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening. 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. 438 am EDT Wed may 25 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening... 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 and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening. 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. -- Wednesday May.25 16,12:48 PM

Pres. Obama To Tour Sandy Damage

Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast, President Obama is schedule to tour damage on Long Island, New York City and hard-hit Staten Island on Thursday.

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Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the east coast, and destroyed portions of Long Beach, Fire Island, Babylon, Lindenhurst and especially, Staten Island, President Barack Obama comes to the area to view the recovery efforts. 

Obama previously toured portions of New Jersey, accompanied by Gov. Chris Christie on Oct. 31, just hours after Sandy subsided.
 
The president, who hasn’t left Washington D.C. since securing his second term in office last week, will take a helicopter flight over Long Island, Brooklyn and parts of the NYC coastline before taking a tour of the ground on Staten Island, where at least half of the New York fatalities occurred.  
 
The president, accompanied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Kirsten GIllibrand, will be viewing recovery efforts, which many residents of the hardest hit areas say is taking place at too slowly.  Gov. Cuomo has estimated that the total costs of recovery will exceed $30 billion, much of which he will asking the federal government to cover.  
 
Sen. Gillibrand has requested that Obama make a special budgetary amendment to release an additional $5 billion in federal disaster relief before 2013.  
 
 
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