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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

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million In Federal Funds For Sandy-repairs At Long Beach’s West Elementary School

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West Elementary School Building Sustained Significant Damage from Superstorm Sandy; Furnishings, Electrical Equipment & Structural Components Were Damaged.

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Long Beach, NY - July 31st, 2013 - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced over $3 million in federal funds for Long Beach City Schools for the repair and restoration of the West Elementary School building, which sustained damaged after Superstorm Sandy .

“There is no better federal investment than one that helps educate students in a safe and learning-friendly environment,” said Schumer. “After Superstorm Sandy hit Long Island’s coast, Long Beach and its city schools were seriously damaged and these funds will reimburse the cost of repairs to West Elementary School.”
 
“This critical funding will go towards repairing Long Beach public schools damaged by Superstorm Sandy,” said Gillibrand.  “Federal investment will give our schools the tools they need to rebuild and help our children displaced by the storm return to normalcy as quickly as possible.”
 
Floodwaters inundated the first floor of the West Elementary School building and destroyed the contents and furnishings including books, teaching materials, computers and desks. Also, boilers, electrical wiring/conduit, HVAC, drywall, flooring, and built-in shelving were damaged.
 
This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance provides $3,121,398.09 in Federal funds to the Long Beach City Schools for the repair and restoration of the West Elementary School building, which was flooded by storm surges generated by Hurricane Sandy. This also covers the removal of accumulated debris and flood remediation necessary to restore the building to its pre-disaster design