Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Eureka CA
1133 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

...Air Quality Advisory in Effect Through Sunday Morning, August

The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District has issued
an Air Quality Advisory for the Klamath River Drainage including
Orleans, Weitchpec, Hoopa, and Willow Creek.

Smoke levels in interior areas of northern Humboldt County are
forecast to be in the Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy category for
periods throughout the day and evening. These conditions could be
problematic for those with health conditions.

Smoke levels in southern Humboldt and Trinity counties are
expected to remain in the Moderate to Unhealthy For Sensitive
Groups range.

Smoke levels continue to be monitored. Updates will be provided as
conditions change.

Coastal areas of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties are forecast to see
patchy smoke and periods of higher altitude smoke depending on
weather conditions. Air quality monitoring equipment continues to
show Good air quality despite the sometimes dense smoke aloft at
multiple levels in the atmosphere.

Symptoms that may be related to excess smoke exposure include
repeated coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing,
wheezing, chest tightness or pain, palpitations, nausea, unusual
fatigue, and/or lightheadiness.

If you have any of the symptoms listed above, contact your health
care provider. Please see the NCUAQMD`s General Public Service
Announcement for recommendations on limiting smoke exposure.

For 24 hour Air Quality Advisory Information, call the NCUAQMD`s
hotline toll-free at 1-866-BURN-DAY (1-866-287-6329), or visit
the website at

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