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AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM EDT THURSDAY 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. from 11 AM to 11 PM EDT Thursday. 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 preexisting 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.

Scam Calls Targeting Long Islanders

A scammer is targeting Long Island phone numbers identifying as a state police officer and asking for personal information.

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The state police is warning all Long Islanders against scam calls that are targeting residents of Long Island. Investigators are saying that this specific scam call is someone who is falsely identifying as a police officer. Even the number shown on caller ID that the scammer uses is a real state police station phone number.



The problem with this scam call is that the scammer asks the phone call recipient for his or her personal information. This is a big red flag because state police say they will never ask for personal information, especially on the phone. If you receive this scam call, please either don’t answer or hang up if they ask you for your personal information.