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AIR QUALITY ALERT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
501 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

MEZ023-024-NHZ014-290300-
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BIDDEFORD...SACO...OLD ORCHARD BEACH...
KITTERY...PORTLAND...CAPE ELIZABETH...SOUTH PORTLAND...
WESTBROOK...YARMOUTH...BRUNSWICK...GREENLAND...PORTSMOUTH...RYE...
HAMPTON...HAMPTON FALLS...NORTH HAMPTON...SEABROOK
501 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

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

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

COASTAL CUMBERLAND...COASTAL YORK...SAGADAHOC.

THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION`S BUREAU OF AIR
QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ALERT...UNTIL 11 PM ON THURSDAY
...FOR THE THE SOUTHWEST COASTAL REGION OF MAINE WHICH COVERS THE
COAST FROM KITTERY THROUGH REID STATE 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 DOT G O V SLASH D E P CLICK TODAY`S AIR QUALITY FORECAST.

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