Heat, Air Quality Warnings for Long Island

A heat advisory continues until 8 p.m. Sunday with heat-index values at about 100 degrees, the National Weather Service said. An air quality advisory has also been issued.

The high temperatures and high humidity can cause illness, and is especially threatening to anyone already ill, young children and older people.

Field 6 at Jones Beach, Robert Moses State Park  Hither Hills, Orient Beach and Sunken Meadow state parks are all closed because they’ve reached capacity.

Owners are reminded to keep pets inside out of the heat.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have issued an air quality health advisory for the areas of Long Island until 11 p.m.

Summer heat can lead to the formation of ground-level ozone, a major component of photochemical smog. Automobile exhaust and out-of-state emission sources are the primary sources of ground-level ozone and are the most serious air pollution problems in the Northeast. 

People, especially young children, those who exercise outdoors, those involved in vigorous outdoor work and those who have respiratory disease (such as asthma) should consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity when ozone levels are the highest (generally afternoon to early evening). When outdoor levels of ozone are elevated, going indoors will usually reduce your exposure. Individuals experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain or coughing should consider consulting their doctor.

Ozone levels generally decrease at night. 

Weekend outdoor dining opened Saturday in Huntington Village but crowds were sparse in the afternoon heat.

Leave a Reply