Southern California Smoke/Ash/Dust Advisory Friday November 9 2018

Smoke Advisory

Southern California Smoke and Windblown Dust and Ash Advisory Friday November 9 2018.
South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory due to wildfires burning in Southern California.
The Smoke/Windblown Dust and Ash Advisory has been extended thru Saturday November 10 2018.

Southern California Smoke and Windblown Dust and Ash Advisory is for Orange County, Los Angeles County, the western portion of San Bernardino County, portions of Riverside County.

Unhealthy Air Quality is expected and elevated PM10 concentrations are predicted.

Smoke from Southern California Wildfires

Windblown Dust From Santa Ana Winds

Ash Advisory from The Holy Fire Burn Scar

Southern California Air Quality Map November 9 2018

Wild Fire Protection Tips

If you smell smoke or see ash due to a wildfire, here are ways to limit your exposure:

Remain indoors with windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter

Avoid vigorous physical activity

Run your air conditioner if you have one.

Make sure it has a clean filter and that it is recirculating the indoor air to prevent bringing additional smoke inside

Avoid using a whole-house fan or a swamp cooler with an outside air intake

Avoid using indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces and candles.

Older adults, young children, pregnant women, and people with heart diseases or lung diseases (such as asthma) may be especially sensitive to health risks from wildfire smoke.

Do not rely on dust masks for protection.

Paper “dust masks” can block large particles, such as sawdust, but do not protect your lungs from the small particles or gases in wildfire smoke.

Disposable respirators such as N-95 or P-100 respirators can offer some protection, if they are worn properly and have a tight fit.

California Department of Public Health Use of respirators by the general public for protection from wildfire smoke or ash Information Sheet is Online

For more information please visit South Coast Air Quality Management District

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