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"Air Quality Alert" ...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... Nassau and Suffolk In effect 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. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. 335 PM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018 ...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... Nassau and Suffolk In effect 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. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. -- Thursday Aug.16 18,03:49 AM

Assemblyman Ra Partners with the American Red Cross to Teach Fourth Graders how to Prepare for Natural Disasters

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Ra: "After the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy, I feel it is so important we all, even our children, are prepared should it ever happen again."

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Assemblyman Ed Ra, with fourth graders from Notre Dame School and presenters from the American Red Cross, took part in the Pillowcase Project on Tuesday, April 10.

Photo by: Office of Assemblyman Ed Ra

New Hyde Park, NY - April 26, 2018 - Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) recently partnered with the American Red Cross to bring the Pillowcase Project to the fourth grade students of Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park on Tuesday, April 10. The Pillowcase Project is an educational program which aims to educate and help children understand the science behind hazards, empower them to take action by preparing for emergencies beforehand, and teach them to share what they have learned with family, friends and other members of their communities. As National Hurricane Preparedness week approaches, this particular presentation focused on the natural disaster of hurricanes, as they are cause for concern for Long Island residents.
 
“After the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy, I feel it is so important we all, even our children, are prepared should it ever happen again,” said Ra. “We may not have control over the weather or other disasters, but we do have control over preparing for them. While parents and guardians are the ones who should be taking the reins in an emergency, it is crucial for our children to learn how to stay calm and what they can do to help if they are able to.”
 
“The fourth graders at Notre Dame school were delighted to have Assemblyman Ed Ra visit them to participate in the Pillowcase Presentation presented by the American Red Cross. The presentation helped the students learn about disaster preparedness and how to keep themselves and their family safe in case of an emergency,” said Notre Dame School’s fourth grade teachers.
 
Assemblyman Ra represents the 19th Assembly District.