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AEUS71 KGYX 111910
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AIR QUALITY ALERT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
310 PM EDT WED AUG 11 2021

MEZ023>028-130300-
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BIDDEFORD, SACO, OLD ORCHARD BEACH, 
KITTERY, PORTLAND, CAPE ELIZABETH, SOUTH PORTLAND, WESTBROOK, 
YARMOUTH, BRUNSWICK, ARROWSIC, BATH, PHIPPSBURG, BOWDOINHAM, 
TOPSHAM, BOWDOIN, WHITEFIELD, DRESDEN, ALNA, BREMEN, BRISTOL, 
DAMARISCOTTA, NEWCASTLE, BOOTHBAY HARBOR, WISCASSET, WALDOBORO, 
OWLS HEAD, ROCKLAND, APPLETON, CAMDEN, HOPE, ROCKPORT, THOMASTON, 
BELFAST, NORTHPORT, SEARSMONT, AND LINCOLNVILLE
310 PM EDT WED AUG 11 2021

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY UNTIL 11 PM
THURSDAY...

THE MAINE  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS
ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

COASTAL CUMBERLAND...COASTAL
YORK...SAGADAHOC...LINCOLN...KNOX...COASTAL WALDO.


THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION'S BUREAU OF AIR
QUALITY  HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ALERT . . . UNTIL 11 PM ON
THURSDAY AUGUST 12. . . FOR THE SOUTHWEST COASTAL REGION. 
MEANWHILE, SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES AND REGIONAL PARTICLES WILL RESULT
IN MODERATE LEVELS OF PARTICLE POLLUTION STATEWIDE.

THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RECOMMENDS THAT 
INDIVIDUALS CONSIDER LIMITING STRENUOUS OUTDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS. PEOPLE WHO MAY BE 
ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE TO THE EFFECTS OF ELEVATED LEVELS OF 
POLLUTANTS INCLUDE THE VERY YOUNG, THE ELDERLY AND THOSE WITH PRE-
EXISTING RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SUCH AS ASTHMA AND OR HEART DISEASE.
THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS SHOULD CONSIDER CONSULTING THEIR PERSONAL 
PHYSICIAN.

A TOLL FREE AIRQUALITY HOTLINE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED SO MAINE 
RESIDENTS CAN STAY INFORMED ON THE AIR QUALITY SITUATIONS. THE 
TOLL FREE NUMBER IS: 1- 800-223-1196. 

ADDITIONALLY THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS
THE AIR QUALITY FORECAST AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT 
WWW.MAINE.GOV/DEP MAINE DOT G O V SLASH D E P CLICK TODAY'S AIR 
QUALITY FORECAST

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