Severe Weather Alerts - George, WA

  • Air Quality Alert

    Air Quality Alert in effect until 8:00 AM PDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

AN AIR QUALITY ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

...AN AIR QUALITY ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED THROUGH MONDAY MORNINGBY THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR CHELAN...DOUGLAS...SOUTHERN OKANOGAN AND NORTHERN GRANT COUNTY...

AS OF SATURDAY MORNING...THE MILLS CANYON FIRE HAD GROWN TO OVER21000 ACRES. SMOKE FROM THE MILLS CANYON FIRE AND OTHER SMALLERFIRES IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO SMOKE IN THEWENATCHEE...LEAVENWORTH...AND ENTIAT AREAS.

THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY MORNING...CITIES NEAR THE FIRES...INCLUDING ENTIAT...WENATCHEE...LEAVENWORTH AND CHELAN...WILLEXPERIENCE PERIODIC SMOKE IMPACTS AT GROUND LEVEL. THE WIND WILLBE LIGHT...SO SMOKE COULD LINGER IN THE VALLEYS NEAR BURNING ANDSMOLDERING FIRES.

THE BIGGEST HEALTH THREAT COMES FROM THE FINE PARTICLES IN SMOKE.THESE CAN CAUSE BURNING EYES...RUNNING NOSE...BRONCHITIS AND OTHERILLNESSES. SMOKY AIR ALSO CAN AGGRAVATE HEART AND LUNG DISEASE...ANDIN EXTREME CASES MAY EVEN LEAD TO DEATH.

TAKE COMMON SENSE PRECAUTIONS. LIMIT ACTIVITIES AND KEEP CHILDRENAND OTHERS SENSITIVE INDIVIDUAL INDOORS IF IT IS SMOKY. FOLLOWDOCTORS ADVICE IF YOU HAVE HEART OR LUNG CONDITIONS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE ACCESS THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGYWEBSITE AT.../USE ALL LOWER CASE/...HTTP://WWW.ECY.WA.GOV

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