Air Quality Alert
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AEUS71 KGYX 281409
AQAGYX

AIR QUALITY ALERT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1009 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

MEZ023>028-290300-
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BIDDEFORD...SACO...OLD ORCHARD BEACH...
KITTERY...PORTLAND...CAPE ELIZABETH...SOUTH PORTLAND...
WESTBROOK...YARMOUTH...BRUNSWICK...ARROWSIC...BATH...PHIPPSBURG...
BOWDOINHAM...TOPSHAM...BOWDOIN...WHITEFIELD...DRESDEN...ALNA...
BREMEN...BRISTOL...DAMARISCOTTA...NEWCASTLE...BOOTHBAY HARBOR...
WISCASSET...WALDOBORO...MATINICUS...OWLS HEAD...ROCKLAND...
APPLETON...CAMDEN...HOPE...ROCKPORT...THOMASTON...BELFAST...
NORTHPORT...SEARSMONT...LINCOLNVILLE
1009 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TODAY UNTIL 11 PM
THIS EVENING...

THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS
ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

COASTAL CUMBERLAND...COASTAL WALDO...COASTAL
YORK...KNOX...LINCOLN...SAGADAHOC.

THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION`S BUREAU OF AIR
QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ALERT UNTIL 11 PM TODAY...FOR
THE THE SOUTHWEST COAST AND MID-COAST REGIONS OF MAINE WHICH COVER
THE COAST FROM KITTERY THROUGH ACADIA NATIONAL PARK.

THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 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, THE ELDERLY, AND THOSE WITH
PREEXISTING RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SUCH AS ASTHMA AND OR HEART
DISEASE. THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS SHOULD CONSIDER CONSULTING THEIR
PERSONAL PHYSICIAN.

A TOLL FREE AIR QUALITY HOTLINE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED SO MAINE
RESIDENTS CAN STAY INFORMED ON THE AIR QUALITY SITUATIONS. THE
TOLL FREE NUMBER IS 1 800 2 2 3 1 1 9 6.

ADDITIONALLY THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS
THE AIR QUALITY FORECAST AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT MAINE DOT G O V
SLASH D E P CLICK TODAYS AIR QUALITY FORECAST.

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NHZ013-014-290300-
INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SALEM...ATKINSON...NEWTON...PLAISTOW...
CHESTER...DERRY...HAMPSTEAD...EXETER...GREENLAND...PORTSMOUTH...
RYE...HAMPTON...HAMPTON FALLS...NORTH HAMPTON...SEABROOK
1009 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TODAY UNTIL 11 PM
THIS EVENING...

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES HAS ISSUED
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

COASTAL ROCKINGHAM...INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM.

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES IS PREDICTING
UNHEALTHY AIR QUALITY IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY AND FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE
3000 FEET TODAY. MODERATE AIR POLLUTION LEVELS ARE PREDICTED FOR
THE REMAINDER OF THE STATE TODAY. SENSITIVE INDIVIDUALS INCLUDE
CHILDREN AND OLDER ADULTS, ANYONE WITH LUNG DISEASE SUCH AS ASTHMA,
EMPHYSEMA, AND BRONCHITIS, AND PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTIVE OUTDOORS.
EVEN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS MAY EXPERIENCE MILD HEALTH EFFECTS AND
SHOULD CONSIDER LIMITING STRENUOUS OR PROLONGED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

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