Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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AQACAR

AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
430 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

MEZ029-290300-
COASTAL HANCOCK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELLSWORTH...BAR HARBOR...BLUE HILL
430 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

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

COASTAL HANCOCK.

THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION`S BUREAU OF AIR
QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ALERT...UNTIL 11 PM ON
SATURDAY...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 PRE- EXISTING
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: 1-800-223-1196.

ADDITIONALLY THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
HAS THE AIR QUALITY FORECAST AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT WWW.MAINE.
GOV/DEP MAINE.


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