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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. -- Wednesday Aug.15 18,10:19 PM

Suffolk Police Officers Rescue 14 Ducklings from Storm Drain

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All 14 ducklings were reunited with the mother duck, officials say.

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SCPD officers rescued 14 ducklings that fell into a storm drain.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Bay Shore, NY - May 14, 2018 - Suffolk County Police officers rescued 14 ducklings that fell into a storm drain in Bay Shore on Sunday, May 13, 2018.
 
Third Precinct Police Officers Jack Ward and Joseph Bianco responded to Aletta Place at approximately 9:20 a.m. after a 911 caller reported that several ducklings had fallen into a storm drain and the mother duck was waiting nearby. Officers Ward and Bianco removed the grate covering the drain and were able to grab four of the ducklings.  
 
The others retreated into the tunnel, becoming unreachable. Third Precinct Police Officer Steven Damico responded to the scene and downloaded a duck calling app to his cell phone. The ducklings were attracted to the sound and came back into reach. Officer Bianco was able to grab nine more but one duckling remained unreachable. Emergency Service Officer Carmine Pellegrino arrived a short time later and retrieved the last duckling with a net.
 
All 14 ducklings were reunited with the mother duck.