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IDC025-047-053-083-211900-
Camas-Gooding-Jerome-Twin Falls-
1213 AM MDT Sat Sep 19 2020

...AIR QUALITY FORECAST AND CAUTION FROM THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY FOR CAMAS, GOODING, JEROME, AND TWIN FALLS
COUNTIES...

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has extended an Air
Pollution Forecast and Caution to notify residents of Camas, Gooding,
Jerome, and Twin Falls Counties of degraded air quality. Due to
wildfire smoke, health impacts may occur. Air quality is currently
in the Moderate category and is forecast to be in the Moderate to
Unhealthy categories. The pollutant of concern is Fine Particular
Matter (PM2.5).

Health Impacts and Recommended Actions: When air quality is
unhealthy for sensitive groups, sensitive persons may experience
health effects and should limit prolonged or heavy exertion and
limit time spent outdoors.  The general public is unlikely to be
affected.

Contact: For more information, contact DEQ`s Regional Office in Twin
Falls at (208) 736-2190. For real-time air monitoring information,
visit DEQ`s website at airquality.deq.idaho.gov. For more information
concerning local ordinances contact your local city or county.

Woodstove Burning Restrictions: Voluntary burn ban for residential
wood burning activities.

Outdoor Burning Restrictions: All outdoor open burning is prohibited
by the Department of Environmental Quality in accordance with local
ordinances.

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ORC001-025-045-211900-
Baker-Harney-Malheur-
1213 AM MDT Sat Sep 19 2020 /1113 PM PDT Fri Sep 18 2020/

...AIR QUALITY ADVISORY FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
QUALITY FOR SOUTHEASTERN OREGON CONTINUES...

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has continued an Air
Quality Advisory for Southeastern Oregon due to elevated pollutant
levels. This Advisory will remain in effect until air quality
conditions have significantly improved.

Inversion conditions are expected over the area, with light winds
and limited mixing of the air.  During these conditions, smoke can
be trapped at ground level and potentially build up in concentration
for the duration of the stagnant air pattern.

DEQ asks people in the affected areas to refrain from outdoor
burning and to use alternatives to wood stoves if other heating
options are available and practical.  Information on wood stoves,
and wood stove smoke, can be found at:
http://www.oregon.gov/deq/Residential/Pages/Woodstoves-Health.aspx.
Be sure to check for any local burning restrictions or wood stove
advisories in each particular community before burning.

Exposure to ambient particulate matter pollution is one of the top
risk factors that contribute to premature death in the United
States, accounting for approximately 100,000 deaths annually.
Numerous scientific studies have linked smoke pollution to a variety
of problems including coughing, aggravated asthma, bronchitis, and
irregular heartbeat.

Health officials recommend that young children, pregnant women,
asthma suffers, those with lung or heart conditions, and adults age
65 and older limit vigorous outdoor activity.  Pollution levels tend
to be highest during morning and evening hours.

Visit the Oregon DEQ internet site at
http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/ for current conditions.

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IDC013-031-063-067-212100-

Idaho Department OF Environmental Quality Twin Falls ID
Air Quality Alert Message
Relayed by National Weather Service Pocatello ID
1054 AM MDT Fri Sep 18 2020

...AN AIR POLLUTION FORECAST AND CAUTION FROM THE IDAHO
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REMAINS IN EFFECT...

Due to wildfire smoke, the air quality is expected to fluctuate
between moderate and unhealthy in Blaine, Cassia, Lincoln, and
Minidoka counties of Idaho. This advisory will remain in effect
until air quality has significantly improved.

When air quality is moderate, air quality is acceptable. However,
people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution may experience
health impacts and should consider reducing prolonged or heavy
exertion. As air quality deteriorates to unhealthy, individuals
who are sensitive to increased particulate or smoke levels are
encouraged to avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor activity.
Everyone should then also limit prolonged or strenuous outdoor
activity. Your cooperation is appreciated.


Another statement will be issued about 1 PM MDT Monday.

For more information please access the departments
website at http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov

This statement is issued by the Idaho Department of Environmental
Quality, Air Quality Division, Twin Falls Idaho Regional Office.
Contact at 208 736 2190.



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