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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of 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. 340 PM EDT Tue Jun 28 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of 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. 310 PM EDT Tue Jun 28 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of 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. Maloit 310 PM EDT Tue Jun 28 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of 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. Maloit -- Tuesday Jun.28 16,09:36 PM

Smith Haven Mall Evacuated After Snow Damaged Roof Creates Safety Hazard - Updated

The mall has not yet released an official statement, but rumors are swirling on the safety of the all, frustrating employees and shoppers alike.

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UPDATE 2:30 P.M., TUESDAY: The Fire Marshall approved the Smith Haven Mall to open, but six stores will remain closed for the day due to ceiling damage, including Oakley, New York & Company, GNC, Littman Jewelers, Brighton Collectibles, and Wet Seal.  The common areas have been deemed safe, but the mall entrance in the Sears wing will remain closed.

UPDATE, 12 PM, TUESDAY: According to the Smithhaven Mall's Facebook Page, Macy's, Macy's Furniture, and Sears have been authorized to reopen, but no other stores have been cleared by the Fire Marshal at this time. The Facebook Page will be updated regularly with information about which stores will be open for business today.

UPDATE, 11 AM, TUESDAY: According to the Smithhaven Mall's Facebook Page, the mall will most likely reopen within the next 1-2 hours, after the Fire Marshal's safety inspection is complete.

UPDATE, 9 AM, TUESDAY: According to the Smith Haven Mall's Facebook Page, the Fire Marshal is in the process of inspecting the mall one store at a time. Once the building has been deemed safe, the mall will reopen to the public for business.

UPDATE 11:10 PM: According to the official Smith Haven Mall Facebook Page, the roof at the mall has not in fact collapsed, although there were numerous serious leaks.

Simon Malls has announced that the Mall will reopen on Tuesday, after officially being cleared for entry.

UPDATE 10:30 PM: Smith Haven Mall has yet to officially announce the state of the roof's impairment, but there have been many comments flying from employees and shoppers with claims ranging in severity of the condition of the mall ceiling.

According to a firefighter who spoke with a local Patch Page, the roof is in fact ruptured, although this assessment is currently disputed by Simon Malls.

We will continue to provide updates on this story as details become available about the level of damage caused by Winter Storm Nemo, and the repair and restoration efforts being undertaken by Simon Malls. 
 

Original Story:
The mall was evacuated by 4 p.m. due to leaks in 25 store roofs that caused concern that the tresses were compromised due to the burden of over two feet of snow and water. 

The "Lifestyle Wing" saw the most leakage, and had been evacuated at 3 p.m.

According to the Smith Haven Mall Facebook page, employees and shoppers are voicing their concerns over the safety of the building, and how long Simon Malls knew about the stresses the snow was having on the roof. 

Firefighters and police officers from around the county were already on the scene when the rupture occurred.  Thus far, there have been no reported injuries.

The mall will be closed for the remainder of the evening.

 

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