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611 PM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

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

THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR
QUALITY ALERT FOR ALL OF NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE.

AN AIR QUALITY ALERT MEANS THAT PARTICULATES HAVE BEEN TRENDING
UPWARDS AND THAT AN EXCEEDENCE OF THE 24 HOUR NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR
QUALITY STANDARD (NAAQS) HAS OCCURRED OR MAY OCCUR IN THE NEAR
FUTURE.

AIR QUALITY IN BROWNING...AND GREAT FALLS IS CURRENTLY VERY
UNHEALTHY.

AIR QUALITY IN ST MARY...HELENA AND LEWISTOWN IS CURRENTLY
UNHEALTHY.

AIR QUALITY IN BOZEMAN IS CURRENTLY UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE
GROUPS.

WHEN AIR QUALITY LEVELS ARE VERY UNHEALTHY...STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH
OFFICIALS RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY OR HEART DISEASE...
THE ELDERLY...AND CHILDREN SHOULD AVOID ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITY;
EVERYONE ELSE SHOULD AVOID PROLONGED EXERTION.

FOR MORE INFORMATION...VISIT THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
QUALITY AT WWW.TODAYSAIR.MT.GOV.

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IDC035-049-059-292100-

Air Quality Alert Message
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Relayed by National Weather Service Missoula MT
314 PM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

Statewide Air Quality Alert in effect *UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE* for the
following agencies:

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in Idaho Falls
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in Lewiston
Nez Perce Tribe in Lapwai

Air quality currently is currently in the Very Unhealthy
category and is forecast to remain that way the next 24 hours
in many locations impacted by wildfire smoke in north central Idaho.

Sensitive persons should limit prolonged or heavy exertion and limit
time spent outdoors.

For more information please access the department`s website at...
http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality.aspx

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IDC037-292100-

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IDAHO FALLS ID
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
257 PM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...AN AIR QUALITY ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE IDAHO
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY...

DUE TO WILD FIRE SMOKE...THE AIR QUALITY HAS BECOME VERY
UNHEALTHY IN CUSTER COUNTY OF IDAHO INCLUDING THE CITIES OF
STANLEY AND CHALLIS. THIS ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL
AIR QUALITY HAS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED.

THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO INCREASED PARTICULATE OR
SMOKE LEVELS ARE ENCOURAGED TO AVOID ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. ALL
OTHERS SHOULD SIGNIFICANTLY LIMIT OR AVOID PROLONGED OR STRENUOUS
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.

ANOTHER STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ABOUT 2 PM MDT SATURDAY UNLESS
CONDITIONS IMPROVE AND THE ADVISORY IS NO LONGER NEEDED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE ACCESS THE DEPARTMENTS
WEBSITE AT.../USE ALL LOWER CASE/...
HTTP://WWW.DEQ.STATE.ID.US/AIR/AQINDEX.CFM

THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE DEQ AIR QUALITY ANALYST...AIR
QUALITY DIVISION...IDAHO FALLS IDAHO. CONTACT AT 208 528 2650.



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TXZ213-237-238-300000-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
218 PM CDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...OZONE ACTION DAY FOR SATURDAY...

THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (TCEQ)... HAS
ISSUED AN OZONE ACTION DAY FOR THE HOUSTON...GALVESTON...AND
BRAZORIA AREAS FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 29.

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FAVORABLE FOR PRODUCING
HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE POLLUTION IN THE HOUSTON...GALVESTON AND
SURROUNDING AREAS ON SATURDAY. YOU CAN HELP PREVENT OZONE
POLLUTION BY SHARING A RIDE...WALKING...RIDING A BICYCLE...TAKING
YOUR LUNCH TO WORK...AVOIDING DRIVE THROUGH LANES...CONSERVING
ENERGY AND KEEPING YOUR VEHICLE PROPERLY TUNED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OZONE:

OZONE: THE FACTS (WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/GOTO/OZONEFACTS)

EPA AIR NOW:
(WWW.AIRNOW.GOV/INDEX.CFM?ACTION=AIRNOW.LOCAL_STATE&STATEID=45&TAB=0)

TAKE CARE OF TEXAS: (WWW.TAKECAREOFTEXAS.ORG)

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IDC009-017-021-055-057-061-069-079-WAC001-003-007-017-019-023-025-
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1050 AM PDT FRI AUG 28 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

Elevated concentrations of wildfire smoke from area fires
continues across eastern Washington and north Idaho. Additionally,
blowing dust is expected over much of the area on Saturday.  All
areas east of the Cascades and into north Idaho can continue to
expect poor air quality into the weekend. There may be times and
locations where the air quality improves to the Good category, but
this is not expected to persist.

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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KLICKITAT-WALLA WALLA-YAKIMA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PRINEVILLE...POST...PAULINA...BEND...
REDMOND...SUNRIVER...SISTERS...LA PINE...BROTHERS...CONDON...
LONEROCK...ARLINGTON...JOHN DAY...MONUMENT...DAYVILLE...LONG CREEK...
SENECA...MADRAS...WARM SPRINGS...CULVER...BOARDMAN...HEPPNER...
LEXINGTON...IONE...IRRIGON...WASCO...MORO...GRASS VALLEY...
HERMISTON...MILTON-FREEWATER...PENDLETON...ATHENA...PILOT ROCK...
STANFIELD...UMATILLA...UKIAH...HELIX...LA GRANDE...ELGIN...UNION...
NORTH POWDER...ENTERPRISE...JOSEPH...WALLOWA...IMNAHA...TROY...
LOSTINE...THE DALLES...MAUPIN...SHANILEO...TYGH VALLEY...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
1002 AM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

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

THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND THE WASHINGTON
STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY CONTINUE THE AIR QUALITY ALERT UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE.

A SMOKE AIR QUALITY ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED. WILDFIRES BURNING IN THE
REGION COMBINED WITH FORECASTED CONDITIONS WILL CAUSE AIR QUALITY TO
REACH UNHEALTHY LEVELS.

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.

IN ADDITION A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
SATURDAY...CREATING WINDY CONDITIONS. ALTHOUGH AIR QUALITY ISSUES
DUE TO SMOKE MAY IMPROVE BRIEFLY...THE WINDY CONDITIONS WILL ALSO
PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING DUST THAT WILL CONTINUE TO AGGRAVATE THE
UNHEALTHY AIR QUALITY THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

 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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MTC023-029-039-047-053-061-063-077-081-089-093-301800-

Air Quality Alert Message
Montana Department of Environmental Quality Helena MT
Relayed by National Weather Service Missoula MT
815 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air
Quality Alert for Deer Lodge, Granite, Flathead, Lake, Lincoln,
Powell, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Sanders, and Silver Bow in
effect *UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*.

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 from local and regional wildfires are Unhealthy
to Very Unhealthy across all of western Montana.

When air quality levels are Very Unhealthy... the Montana
Department of Health and Human Services recommends that people
with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should
avoid any outdoor activity. Everyone else should avoid prolonged
exertion.

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

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

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