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Air Quality Alert

ORC035-037-191200-
Klamath-Lake-
Including the cities of Altamont, Klamath Falls, Adel, Fort Rock,
Lakeview, and Valley Falls
1207 PM PDT Fri Sep 17 2021

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT SUNDAY...

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air
Pollution Advisory for Klamath and Lake Counties...in effect until
5 AM PDT Sunday.

Wildfires burning in the region combined with forecast conditions
will cause air quality levels to fluctuate and could be at unhealthy
levels.

* WHAT...Reduced air quality due to smoke from numerous wildfires in
  Oregon and Northern California.

* WHERE...Klamath and Lake Counties in Oregon.

* WHEN...Until 5 AM PDT Sunday. Conditions may improve in Klamath
  County Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Smoke can irritate the eyes and lungs, and can worsen
  some medical conditions. People most at risk to adverse health
  effects include infants, young children, people with heart or lung
  disease, older adults and pregnant women.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Smoke levels can change rapidly depending on
  weather. Check current conditions on the Oregon Smoke Information
  Blog, DEQs Air Quality Index, or by downloading the free
  OregonAIR app on your smartphone.

Things you can do to protect yourself and your family when smoke
levels are high:

* Stay inside if possible. Keep windows and doors closed.

* Avoid strenuous outdoor activity.

* Use high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in indoor
  ventilation systems or portable air purifiers.

* Be aware of smoke in your area and avoid places with the highest
  levels.

* If you have heart or lung disease or asthma, follow your
  health care providers advice.

For additional information...please visit the web site at
http://www.oregon.gov/deq

$$



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