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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday... 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 to 11 PM EDT Wednesday. 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. 329 PM EDT Tue may 24 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday... 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 to 11 PM EDT Wednesday. 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 16,03:00 AM

SPCD Officer Rescues Suicidal Woman in Moriches Bay

Woman saved at Moriches Bay in Mastic Beach on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at approximately 7:10 p.m.

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Mastic Beach, NY - May 25, 2014 - A Suffolk County Police Sargent rescued a suicidal woman from drowning in Moriches Bay, in Mastic Beach, tonight.
 
A woman walked past a group of teenagers and into Moriches Bay fully clothed. A number of the teenagers attempted to swim out to the woman to rescue her, but turned back because the water was too cold and they saw her go under and they did not expect to find her. When they returned they called 911.
 
Sgt. Paul Mercready was nearby and responded to the scene immediately. Sgt. Mercready saw something pink floating approximately 50-yards in the bay and swam fully clothed in his police uniform to the woman. When Sgt. Mercready arrived, he was about to perform several rescue breaths, but the woman opened her eyes. Sgt. Mercready pulled the woman to shore at approximately 7:10 p.m.
 
The woman was suffering from hypothermia and transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries. Officer Mercready did not require medical attention.