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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 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...Suffolk. In effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 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. 1014 am EDT Tue Sep 2 2014 ...Air quality alert in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 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...Suffolk. In effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 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. -- Tuesday Sep.02 14,01:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Long Island Sound

The Long Island Sound is the body of water situated between the North Shore of Long Island, both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and the southern coast of Connecticut.  The waters of the Long Island Sound wash up also on the Bronx and Westchester County.   Over 8 million people live within the watershed of the Long Island Sound, and several cities continue to expand along its coast.  On both Long Island and Connecticut, mansions and wealthy neighborhoods are quite the norm with unique geological characteristics making the natural landscape a thing of beauty. 
 

Several freshwater rivers empty into the Sound, creating a special habitat for breeding fish and their young offspring, which also makes these waters excellent for fishing and clamming.  This saltwater estuary is also a seasonal home to migratory birds, making the region a bird watchers paradise.

Maritime activities have always been central to the culture of the residents who live near the Sound.  Many North Shore residents are boat owners, own a jetski or are frequent customers of the many boat rental companies of the North Shore.  The waters are calmer than the Atlantic and therefore more suitable for canoes and kayaks. 

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