Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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AEUS71 KCAR 220704
AQACAR

AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
304 AM EDT FRI JUL 22 2016

MEZ029-230300-
COASTAL HANCOCK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELLSWORTH...BAR HARBOR...BLUE HILL
304 AM EDT FRI JUL 22 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...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 AND CLICK TODAY`S AIR QUALITY FORECAST.

$$

VJN



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