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COC111-251500-
San Juan-
910 AM MDT Sat Oct 24 2020

...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE FROM 900 AM
SATURDAY UNTIL 900 AM SUNDAY...

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has
issued the following...

WHAT...Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke.

WHERE...San Juan County. Locations include, but are not limited to
Silverton.

WHEN...900 AM Saturday October 24 to 900 AM Sunday October 25

IMPACTS...Moderate to heavy smoke will remain possible on Saturday
for locations near the Ice wildfire, including Silverton. Smoke
impacts are expected to fluctuate throughout the day on Saturday
as winds will help to disperse smoke at times, yet may also
increase fire behavior and smoke production. Winds out of the west
or southwest will transport smoke to locations east or northeast
of the fire, perhaps impacting locations north of Silverton along
Highways 110 and 550. South to southwesterly winds are expected to
continue Saturday night through early Sunday morning, with
continued impacts to areas east and northeast of the fire, and
perhaps some periods of moderate to heavy smoke for Silverton. The
arrival of a winter storm on Sunday is expected to decrease smoke
concentrations by late in the day on Sunday.

HEALTH INFORMATION...Public Health Recommendations: If smoke is
thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain
indoors. This is especially true for those with heart disease,
respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. Consider
limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present.
Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is
making you ill. If visibility is less than 5 miles in smoke in
your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.

$$

COC049-251500-
Grand-
910 AM MDT Sat Oct 24 2020

...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE FROM 900 AM
SATURDAY UNTIL 900 AM SUNDAY...

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has
issued the following...

WHAT...Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke.

WHERE...Grand County. Locations include, but are not limited to
Grand Lake, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, and Parshall.

WHEN...900 AM Saturday October 24 to 900 AM Sunday October 25

IMPACTS...Moderate to heavy smoke can be expected Saturday morning
for areas surrounding the East Troublesome wildfire in northern
Grand County, including Grand Lake, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs,
and Parshall. Smoke in those areas will decrease Saturday morning
as winds increase. By Saturday afternoon winds out of the west
will send smoke to areas east of the fire, possibly impacting
Grand Lake with periods of moderate to heavy smoke. Moderate to
gusty westerly winds are expected to persist Saturday night,
before becoming calm early Sunday morning, along with the arrival
of a winter storm. Cold temperatures and prolonged snowfall are
expected to drastically reduce fire behavior and smoke production
on Sunday.

HEALTH INFORMATION...Public Health Recommendations: If smoke is
thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain
indoors. This is especially true for those with heart disease,
respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. Consider
limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present.
Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is
making you ill. If visibility is less than 5 miles in smoke in
your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.

$$

CAC019-029-031-039-043-107-261200-
Fresno-Kern-Kings-Madera-Mariposa-Tulare-
342 PM PDT Thu Oct 22 2020

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is
extending an Air Quality Alert on October 22, 2020, due to smoke
impacts from the Creek Fire, SQF Complex, and other wildfires
throughout Sierras for Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Valley
portion of Kern Counties.

This Air Quality Alert is in effect until the fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor`s
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
Air District office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-392-5500

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free Valley Air app, available in the Apple store or Google
Play.

&&

$$

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