Air Quality Alert
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AIR QUALITY ALERT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
331 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

MEZ023>028-281200-
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
331 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY UNTIL 11 PM
SATURDAY...

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 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 2 2 3 1 1 9 6.

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 TODAYS AIR QUALITY
FORECAST.

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NHZ013-014-281200-
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
331 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY UNTIL 11 PM
SATURDAY...

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 ON SATURDAY.  MODERATE AIR POLLUTION LEVELS ARE PREDICTED
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE STATE ON SATURDAY.  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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