Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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Air Quality Alert
Relayed by National Weather Service Caribou ME
325 PM EDT Thu May 18 2017

MEZ029-030-190300-
Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Including the cities of Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Castine,
Eastport, Machias, and Cherryfield
325 PM EDT Thu May 18 2017

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air
quality action day for the following counties...

Central Washington...Coastal Hancock...Coastal Washington...Interior
Hancock.

THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION`S BUREAU OF AIR
QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ALERT...UNTIL 11 PM TONIGHT...FOR
THE THE ENTIRE COASTLINE OF MAINE AND EXTENDING 15 MILES INLAND FOR
ELEVATED LEVELS OF GROUND OZONE.

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 DOT G O V SLASH D E P CLICK TODAY`S AIR QUALITY
FORECAST.

$$

MCB



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