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IDC009-017-021-055-057-061-069-079-WAC001-003-007-017-019-023-025-
043-047-051-063-065-075-311800-
BENEWAH-BONNER-BOUNDARY-KOOTENAI-LATAH-LEWIS-NEZ PERCE-SHOSHONE-
ADAMS-ASOTIN-CHELAN-DOUGLAS-FERRY-GARFIELD-GRANT-LINCOLN-OKANOGAN-
PEND OREILLE-SPOKANE-STEVENS-WHITMAN-
1057 AM PDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...Air Quality Alert in effect until further notice...

An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington Department of Ecology in Spokane
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in Lewiston
Washington Department of Ecology in Yakima
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in Coeur d`Alene
Nez Perce Tribe
Colville Confederated Tribes
Spokane Tribe
Kalispel Indian Community
Coeur d`Alene Tribe
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

Air quality across the region has improved with the wind and rain
from weather systems this weekend. Wildfires continue to burn
across the region and may produce enough smoke for air quality to
diminish into the moderate to unhealthy category at times through
Monday morning. A coordination call with air quality agencies will
be conducted Monday morning to determine what areas, if any, can
be removed from the air quality alert for next week.

Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:

*Everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
 air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.

*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
 conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
 quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
 quality reaches unhealthy levels.

*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
 the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
 particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature`s way of clearing your
 lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
 they have dehydrating effects.

*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
 recirculate air. Turn the fan blower on manually so it
 continuously filters the air in your home.

*If working outside, use a dust mask...N95 or N100. If a dusk mask
 is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
 handkerchief.

This Air Quality Alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.

For more information, please see the following websites:
airquality.deq.idaho.gov
idsmoke.blogspot.com
wasmoke.blogspot.com

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MTC053-061-063-081-089-311815-

Air Quality Alert Message...CORRECTED
Montana Department of Environmental Quality Helena MT
Relayed by National Weather Service Missoula MT
1214 PM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has updated the Air
Quality Alert for Lincoln, Sanders, Mineral, Missoula, and Ravalli
in effect until 12pm MDT Monday, August 31.

An Air Quality Alert means that particulates have been trending
upwards and that an exceedance of the 24 hour National Ambient Air
Quality Standard (NAAQS) has occurred or may occur in the near
future.

Particulate levels across portions of west central and northwest
Montana will continue to be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.

When air quality levels are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups... the
Montana Department of Health and Human Services recommends that
people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children
should limit prolonged exertion.

Another statement will be issued about 12 PM MDT Monday unless
conditions improve and the alert is no longer needed.

For more information... visit the Montana Department of Environmental
Quality at http://www.todaysair.mt.gov.


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ORC023-061-063-069-WAC005-013-021-037-039-071-077-311800-
GRANT-UNION-WALLOWA-WHEELER-BENTON-COLUMBIA-FRANKLIN-KITTITAS-
KLICKITAT-WALLA WALLA-YAKIMA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JOHN DAY...MONUMENT...DAYVILLE...
LONG CREEK...SENECA...LA GRANDE...ELGIN...UNION...NORTH POWDER...
ENTERPRISE...JOSEPH...WALLOWA...IMNAHA...TROY...LOSTINE...FOSSIL...
SPRAY...MITCHELL...KENNEWICK...RICHLAND...BENTON CITY...PROSSER...
WEST RICHLAND...HANFORD...DAYTON...STARBUCK...PASCO...CONNELL...
ELLENSBURG...CLE ELUM...EASTON...GOLDENDALE...WHITE SALMON...
TROUT LAKE...BICKLETON...ROOSEVELT...COLLEGE PLACE...WALLA WALLA...
BURBANK...WAITSBURG...PRESCOTT...GRANDVIEW...SUNNYSIDE...TOPPENISH...
YAKIMA...GRANGER...MABTON...SELAH...WAPATO...WHITE SWAN...ZILLAH...
NACHES...CLIFFDELL
1040 AM PDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...

THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY CONTINUES THE AIR
QUALITY ALERT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CONTINUES THE AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR
PORTIONS OF EASTERN OREGON UNTIL AT LEAST MONDAY MORNING.

WILDFIRES BURNING IN THE REGION COMBINED WITH FORECASTED
CONDITIONS WILL CAUSE AIR QUALITY TO REACH UNHEALTHY LEVELS.

AN AIR MASS CHANGE...LIGHT RAIN AND INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW HAVE
IMPROVED CONDITIONS OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN OREGON. THUS SOME
COUNTIES IN EASTERN OREGON HAVE BEEN DROPPED FROM THE ALERT.

POLLUTANTS IN SMOKE CAN CAUSE BURNING EYES...RUNNY NOSE...AGGRAVATE
HEART AND LUNG DISEASES...AND AGGRAVATE OTHER SERIOUS HEALTH
PROBLEMS.  LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND KEEP CHILDREN INDOORS IF IT
IS SMOKY. PLEASE FOLLOW MEDICAL ADVICE IF YOU HAVE A HEART OR LUNG
CONDITION.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT THE WEB SITE AT
HTTP://WWW.OREGON.GOV/DEQ OR HTTP://WWW.ECY.WA.GOV/AIR.HTML OR
CALL 360-407-6000.

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