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"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 14,03:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Cruising into Autumn: September Classic Car Shows

Meet up with like-minded car enthusiasts across Long Island at these events for vehicles ranging from muscle cars to big rigs!

Nassau County Police Department Joins STOP-DWI Initiative

Nassau County Police Department will participate in the New York State STOP-DWI grant program.

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: The Boss You’ll Love to Live With

Boss is a young terrier mix who adores children, other dogs, and even cats!

Leg. Lindsay III Sponsors Successful School Supply Drive

The drive provided students with the tools necessary to succeed inside the classroom.

Help Every Dog Have Its Day on National Dog Day

National Dog Day is celebrating its tenth year, so join in by pampering your pooch or volunteering at a local shelter.

Suffolk County SPCA Praises Nassau DA Rice

Praise issued after conviction of Freeport dog fighter.

Do Something for Others: This Week Is Be Kind to Humankind Week

Sometimes we all get caught up in life, but we must remember to do something for someone else. So, do something for others this Be Kind to Humankind Week.

Scam Alert: Distraction Burglaries Targeting Long Island Homeowners

As burglars and scammers continue to try to take advantage of unsuspecting victims, it is important to know how to stay protected.

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: Take a Run with Ralphie

Ralphie is a six year old Jack Russell Terrier mix who loves to go for walks, and gets along great with kids and other dogs.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Food & Cultural Festivals, Marvel Superheroes and More

From festivals to shows, this Friday and weekend on Long Island is going to be packed with fun things to do.

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Support Veterans, Servicemembers and Military Families

New law advances educational and professional opportunities, eases demands on families that relocate, and expands burial assistance

Suffolk Police Dogs Receive Bulletproof Vests Donated by Vested Interest in K9s

A non-profit organization has donated two protective vests for Suffolk County’s police dogs.

Savor their Golden Years: Activities to Do with Grandparents and Seniors

National Senior Citizen Day is right around the corner, so plan something special with an older family member or friend.

What the Ice Bucket Challenge is Actually Doing for ALS

The social media craze has raised millions for ALS research.

Lively Labor Day Weekend 2014 Festivals

There are lots of lively festivals going on this Labor Day Weekend for Long Islanders searching for something fun to do.

LongIsland.com’s 2014 Labor Day Weekend Fun Guide

Summer is drawing to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner filled with plenty of fun activities for all.

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Kyla was rescued from a local shelter where she frequently passed out. Now, she is on a daily regimen of two heart pills, and she is ready to live life to the fullest!

New York State Police Release Results of “Speed Week” Campaign

New York State Police Release Results of “Speed Week” Campaign

State of Emergency Allows Islip Crucial Goods To Aid In Recovering From Record Rainfall

Town of Islip Supervisor Tom Croci has signed an official State of Emergency, under Article 2B of New York State Executive Law, that will allow the Town to obtain crucial goods and services in an expedited manner ...
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