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AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
334 PM EDT WED AUG 11 2021

MEZ029-130300-
COASTAL HANCOCK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ELLSWORTH, BAR HARBOR, BUCKSPORT, ORLAND, 
AND CASTINE
334 PM EDT WED AUG 11 2021

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM EDT THURSDAY...

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

HIGHER TERRAIN OF COASTAL HANCOCK.

THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION'S BUREAU OF AIR
QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ALERT . . . FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM ON
THURSDAY AUGUST 12. . . FOR THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF COASTAL HANCOCK 
COUNTY. 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 AIR QUALITY 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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