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NMZ226-239-260200-

Air Quality Alert Message
Relayed by National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1227 PM MDT Sat May 25 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT...

The following message is transmitted at the request of the New
Mexico Departments of Health and Environment and the Interagency
Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program.

* WHAT...Unhealthy air quality levels due to wildfire smoke.

* WHERE...Locations surrounding Ruidoso and downwind of the Blue 2
  Fire.

* WHEN...Through Sunday morning.

* IMPACTS...For sensitive groups, don`t do any intense or lengthy
physical activity. Move activities indoors or to a time when the air
quality is better. For everyone else, limit intense or lengthy
physical activity. Take more breaks during all outdoor activities.

* HEALTH INFORMATION...Remember, your eyes are your best tools to
determine if it is safe to be outside. Use the 5-3-1 Method available
at https://nmtracking.doh.nm.gov/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html.

If visibility is:

Under 5 miles, the air quality is unhealthy for young children,
adults over age 65, pregnant women, and people with heart
and/or lung disease, asthma or other respiratory illness.
Outdoor activity should be minimized.

Around 3 miles, young children, adults over age 65, pregnant
women, and people with heart and/or lung disease, asthma or other
respiratory illness should avoid all outdoor activities.

Around 1 mile, the air quality is unhealthy for everyone. People
should remain indoors and avoid all outdoor activities including
running errands. Unless an evacuation has been issued, stay inside
your home, indoor workplace, or in a safe shelter.

For smoke forecast outlooks from the Interagency Wildland Fire Air
Quality Response Program please visit:

https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net.

$$

NJZ013-014-016>027-260400-
Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-
Including the cities of Freehold, Sandy Hook, Pennsville, Glassboro,
Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Jackson, Millville,
Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City,
Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest
1142 AM EDT Sat May 25 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a
Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level Ozone, until
midnight EDT tonight.

A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on current and forecast concentrations of
ground-level ozone and fine particulates, visit www.airnow.gov or
www.state.nj.us/dep/airmon/ or call the New Jersey Bureau of Air
Monitoring at 609-292-0138

$$

PAZ070-071-101>106-260400-
Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-Eastern Chester-
Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-
Including the cities of Media, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford,
West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville, Pottstown, Norristown,
Lansdale, Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville, and Doylestown
1142 AM EDT Sat May 25 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a
Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level Ozone, until
midnight EDT tonight.

A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on current and forecast concentrations of
ground-level ozone and fine particulates, visit www.airnow.gov or
www.aqpartners.state.pa.us

$$

MDZ012-015-260400-
Kent MD-Queen Annes-
Including the cities of Chestertown and Centreville
1142 AM EDT Sat May 25 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange
Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level Ozone, until midnight EDT
tonight.

A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particulates,
visit http://www.mde.maryland.gov/programs/air.

$$

MDZ013-504-506-260400-
Central and Southeast Montgomery-Central and Southeast Howard-
Prince Georges-
440 PM EDT Fri May 24 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR SATURDAY MAY 25 2024...

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code ORANGE
Air Quality Alert Saturday for the Maryland suburban DC region.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people
suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and
the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by
avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone
and fine particles visit the web site
www.mde.maryland.gov/programs/air/AirQualityMonitoring/Pages/index.aspx.

$$

MDZ011-014-260400-
Southern Baltimore-Anne Arundel-
440 PM EDT Fri May 24 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR SATURDAY MAY 25 2024...

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code ORANGE
Air Quality Alert Saturday for the Baltimore City Metro and
Annapolis region.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people
suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and
the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by
avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone
and fine particles visit the web site
www.mde.maryland.gov/programs/air/AirQualityMonitoring/Pages/index.aspx.

$$

MDZ008-508-260400-
Southern Harford-Cecil-
440 PM EDT Fri May 24 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR SATURDAY MAY 25 2024...

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code
ORANGE Air Quality Alert Saturday for Northeast Maryland.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people
suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and
the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by
avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone
and fine particles visit the web site
www.mde.maryland.gov/programs/air/AirQualityMonitoring/Pages/index.aspx.

$$

MDZ006-507-260400-
Northern Baltimore-Northern Harford-
440 PM EDT Fri May 24 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR SATURDAY MAY 25 2024...

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code
ORANGE Air Quality Alert Saturday for Northern Baltimore.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people
suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and
the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by
avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone
and fine particles visit the web site
www.mde.maryland.gov/programs/air/AirQualityMonitoring/Pages/index.aspx.

$$

CAZ061-065-261400-
Coachella Valley-
Including the cities of Indio, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Palm Desert Country, La Quinta, and Coachella
San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning-
Including the cities of Banning and Desert Hot Springs

130 PM PDT Thu May 23 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT DUE TO ELEVATED PARTICLE POLLUTION LEVELS FROM WINDBLOWN DUST...

The South Coast AQMD has issued an air quality alert due to increased particle pollution from blowing dust. The air quality alert is in effect from 1 PM Friday to 7 AM Sunday.

In areas directly impacted by high levels of windblown dust, limit your exposure by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed and avoiding vigorous physical activity. Run your air conditioner or an air purifier. If temperatures allow, avoid using whole house fans or swamp coolers that bring in outside air.

Exposure to high particle pollution levels can cause serious health problems, including asthma attacks, heart and lung disease symptoms, and increased risk of respiratory infections. People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor`s advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality. Children, older adults, and people with respiratory or heart disease should avoid prolonged exposure and strenuous activities when particle pollution levels are high.

To help minimize outdoor particle pollution levels:
 Carpool, telecommute, reduce trips, or take public transportation
 Slow down if driving on dirt roads
 Stabilize loose soils

Levels of particle pollution can vary hour by hour and by location depending on wind conditions.

To view current and forecasted air quality levels, visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District website at aqmd.gov or download the mobile app at www.aqmd.gov/mobileapp. Additional details for this air quality alert may be available at www.aqmd.gov/advisory.

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