Air Quality Alert
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, Shaniko, Tygh Valley, Fossil,
Spray, and Mitchell
134 PM PDT Thu Sep 10 2020
...AIR QUALITY ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT MONDAY...
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality
Advisory...in effect until noon PDT Monday.
A Smoke Air Quality Advisory has been issued. Wildfires burning in
the region combined with forecasted conditions will cause air
quality to reach unhealthy to hazardous levels. When smoke levels
are hazardous everyone needs to take steps to protect themselves.
Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes...runny nose...aggravate
heart and lung diseases...and aggravate other serious health
Protect yourself when smoke levels are high:
* Avoid outdoor activities and stay inside if possible. Keep
windows and doors closed.
* Be aware of smoke in your area and avoid places with the highest
* Use high efficiency particulate (HEPA) air filters.
* If you have heart disease, lung disease, or asthma, follow your
health care provider`s advice.
* Consider leaving the area if smoke levels are hazardous and you
have heart disease, asthma or other respiratory conditions.
For additional information...please visit the web site at
https://www.oregon.gov/deq or oregonsmoke.blogspot.com or download
the free OregonAIR app on your smartphone.