Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
145 PM PDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...AIR QUALITY ADVISORY FOR HUMBOLDT AND TRINITY COUNTIES...

THE NORTH COAST UNIFIED AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT HAS ISSUED
AN AIR QUALITY ADVISORY FOR MAD RIVER...RUTH...DINSMORE...
BRIDGEVILLE...BLOCKSBURG...WILLOW CREEK...HOOPA...AND SURROUNDING
AREAS IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY AND HAYFORK...TRINITY PINES...PEANUT...DENNY
AND HYAMPOM IN TRINITY COUNTY. THIS MESSAGE IS RELAYED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA CALIFORNIA.

SMOKE LEVELS IN THESE AREAS HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED AS UNHEALTHY AND
ARE CREATING A HEALTH HAZARD. SMOKE IS BEING GENERATED BY THE
NUMEROUS FIRES OF THE HUMBOLDT LIGHTNING COMPLEX...MAD RIVER
COMPLEX...RAIL FIRE...RIVER COMPLEX...FORK COMPLEX AND BARKER
FIRE. DEPENDING UPON YOUR PROXIMITY AND IN AREAS NEAR THE
FIRES...SMOKE WILL LIKELY SETTLE IN NEARBY CANYONS, VALLEYS, AND
BASINS DURING NIGHTS AND MORNINGS AND CAUSE VERY POOR AIR QUALITY
BUT AFTERNOON CONDITIONS WILL ALLOW SMOKE TO LIFT UP AND DRIFT
TO THE NORTH TO NORTHEAST TODAY AND WEDNESDAY AND IN VARIABLE
DIRECTIONS ON THURSDAY. DEPENDING ON YOUR PROXIMITY AND IN
AREAS NEAR THE FIRES, SMOKE CONCENTRATIONS COULD RANGE FROM
UNHEALTHY TO EVEN HAZARDOUS. THESE CONDITIONS ARE PROBLEMATIC FOR
THOSE WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS. SMOKE LEVELS CONTINUE TO BE
MONITORED. PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES.

PEOPLE ARE RECOMMENDED TO RESTRICT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

SYMPTOMS THAT MAY BE RELATED TO EXCESS SMOKE EXPOSURE INCLUDE
REPEATED COUGHING...SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING
...WHEEZING...CHEST TIGHTNESS OR PAIN...PALPITATION...NAUSEA OR
UNUSUAL FATIGUE AND FEELING LIGHTHEADED. IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE
SYMPTOMS LISTED ABOVE CONTACT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.

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