Weather Alert(1)!
"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 14,09:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

FBI Asks for Public’s Help Identifying Person Who Shined Green Laser at Delta Flight

Press Releases

Pilot Injured After Cockpit of Delta Flight to LaGuardia Airport was Illuminated by Laser.

Queens, NY - March 29th, 2014 - On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Delta Flight 1102 was heading northbound toward LaGuardia Airport at a few minutes before 8 p.m. The flight was on a landing approach to the airport and reported a green laser beam that entered the cockpit twice. The laser beam appeared to originate from Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, Queens. One of the two pilots was injured, the laser causing flash blindness and severely disrupting his vision. The pilot continued to experience pain in his right eye for some time.
 
“Laser incidents are often viewed as harmless. This couldn’t be further from the truth,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge George Venizelos. “Our paramount concern is the safety of aircraft passengers, and we are asking anyone who knows anything to contact us.” Many of the New York laser incidents have injured pilots and their crews. Two of the most recent injuries include:
  • January 25, 2014: On approach to LaGuardia Airport, a United Airlines pilot experienced flash blindness and mild irritation for a few days after. The laser beam originated from Staten Island.
  • December 26, 2013: On approach to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, a JetBlue pilot experienced blurry vision for over a week after being temporarily blinded by a laser.
  • In an effort to raise public awareness about the issue, the FBI launched a targeted regional reward program in February, which will run for 60 days in 12 FBI field offices.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 212-384-1000. A $10,000 reward is available for information that leads to the arrest of anyone involved in these incidents. Tipsters may remain anonymous. The investigation is being led by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, composed of more than 50 local, state, and federal agencies.
comments powered by Disqus

Join Our Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for a free weekly newsletter covering things to do, hottest local headlines, and everything Long Island! Read more here or enter your email to signup.

   
     Newsletter Archive
Advertisement
Advertise With Us
 
Open Feedback Dialog