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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 -- Wednesday Jun.29 16,10:12 AM

Update: Fire that Ravaged the Jersey Shore Boardwalk Burned for Over 6 Hours

New Jersey residents who were hit hard by Sandy are reeling after seeing their rebuilding efforts go up in smoke with a 6 hour blaze that left behind dangerous smoldering pockets.

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The Jersey Shore Boardwalk is reeling again after a large portion of the boardwalk shops and eateries were consumed by flames less than a year since Hurricane Sandy and one day before Friday the 13th.

The fire started around 2 p.m. Thursday above the Boardwalk in Seaside Park, and within hours, the wind swept the flames to the adjoining Boardwalk of Seaside Heights, according to the New York Times. Over 400 firefighters and nearly 70 fire trucks were called to the scene.

About 20 businesses over a six-block stretch were destroyed in the blaze, though local officials believe that that number is too low.

Funtown Pier, the roller coaster nearly destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, collapsed in flames, and the fire also spread to a historical carousel that was meticulously restored after the storm and had reopened in time for the summer crowd.

The damage extends from Lincoln to Stockton, and affected a four block radius of the Boardwalk.  Though it mostly affected businesses, the fire also spread to one condominium roof, but the flames were put out quickly, and no residents were harmed.

Firefighters are still putting out smoldering pockets on the Boardwalk – “a slow and deliberate process,” said Governor Chris Christie at a media briefing.

Christie also revealed that the cause of the fire is still unknown, stating, “We don’t know yet, and it would be irresponsible for us to speculate.”

“We are tough, and we stand together in a crisis… You once again showed what a resilient community Seaside Heights and Seaside Park are.”

Click here for more photos of the fire that swept the Boardwalk.

[Sources: The New York Times, Media Briefing]

Photos Courtesy of Chris Christie’s Facebook Page/Tim Larsen.