Sunday, November 16, 2008

Unhealthful Air Quality Forecast Due to Sylmar Wildfire

November 15, 2008

Sylmar, Corona, Brea and Yorba Linda Areas Affected
Air quality officials have issued a smoke advisory today for the San Fernando Valley as well as areas near Corona, Brea and Yorba Linda due to smoke from multiple wildfires.
All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities in any area directly impacted by smoke. This includes areas where residents can see or smell smoke.
Air quality may reach Unhealthy levels in areas directly impacted by smoke, including the San Fernando Valley, portions of the San Gabriel Mountains near the fire, and the northwest Los Angeles County coastal area.

Due to additional wildfires in Riverside and Orange counties, air quality will reach Unhealthy levels in the smoke-impacted areas of Corona and Norco, portions of Orange County and southern coastal areas of Los Angeles County. Surrounding areas of Los Angeles and Orange counties may reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups level or higher, depending on fire conditions and wind flows.

Keep your windows and doors closed unless it is extremely hot inside. In these cases, seek alternate shelter. Run your air conditioner if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.

For more tips on avoiding health impacts from the smoke, see on AQMD’s website.

AQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

1 comment:

Robert Boyle said...

One must also be sure that your weather-stripping is fitting tight at all sides and at the bottom of the door.
More times there are gaps at the bottom and you may use a damp towel to secure this area from smoke, dust or cold/hot air. Steve Boyle