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Re: Air Quality Alert

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avatar Air Quality Alert
July 18, 2017 01:04PM
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Air Quality Alert Message
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
relayed by the National Weather Service - Hanford CA
356 PM PDT Mon Jul 17 2017

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has issued
an Air Quality Alert starting on July 17, 2017, due to smoke
impacts from the surrounding wildfires for San Joaquin,
Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and the Valley
Portion of Kern Counties.

The Mariposa Air Pollution District and Tuolumne County Air
Pollution District have also issued an Air Quality Alert for
Mariposa and southern Tuolumne Counties.

This Air Quality Alert is in effect until Thursday, July 20,

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 doctors
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

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
Air District office.

Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000, Bakersfield 661-381-

For Mariposa County, call (209) 966-2220.
For Tuolumne County, call (209) 533-5693


Re: Air Quality Alert
July 18, 2017 05:59PM
Highway 140 into Yosemite is closed.

Electrical lines into Yosemite are threatened too.
avatar Re: Air Quality Alert
July 21, 2017 02:49PM
Was up Yosemite Falls to Yos Point yesterday, at times you could not even see Half Dome and could barely make out the outline of the south rim GP/Sentinel. <cough cough>.
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