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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 16,09:48 PM

Birds Strike Three Planes at LaGuardia Airport in the Morning

It's not uncommon for bird strikes to occur near airports, but today there were three planes impacted at the same NY airport during the morning hours.

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The morning hours at LaGuardia Airport have been eventful today. Three planes faced strikes from birds.

All impacted planes made successful landings and no injuries have been reported.

The first strike occurred at 7:18 a.m., impacting ExpressJet Flight 5400, which took off from Greensboro, North Carolina. The impact occurred to the nose gear as the aircraft was turning to land on the runway.

The second strike occurred after another ExpressJet – Flight 5432 – landed at around 8:53 a.m. The strike occurred while the aircraft was taxiing to the ramp.

The third strike occurred at about 11.15 a.m. when Air Canada 706 was 12 miles northeast of the airport.

Bird strikes can be extremely dangerous and are not uncommon.

The Federal Aviation Administration has reported 11,000 wildlife strikes at 650 airports nationwide, last year alone.

New York airports have seen a frequency of as many as five plane strikes in two weeks alone at the end of 2013 – when the snowy owls continued to make their presence around the airports when they were supposed to fly south.

According to the FAA, LaGuardia Airport has had over 100 bird strikes since 2013. With the startling numbers, wildlife biologists have also been hired to figure a way to help reduce the bird population near the airport.

One of the more memorable bird strike instances to the metro New York area include the famous US Airways flight landing on the Hudson River back in 2009. Fortunately all 155 people on board that flight were rescued.

The FAA continues to investigate the incidents.

[Source: WABC; FAA Wildlife Strike Database.]

Photo by Pablo Barrios, via Free Images.