AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM WEDNESDAY FOR CURRY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTIES
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Pollution Advisory…in effect until 11 PM Wednesday.
The Flat Fire near Agness combined with periods of easterly and northerly winds will cause smoke concentrations to increase.
Air Quality is expected to reach unhealthy levels at times in southern Curry and western Josephine County, but can fluctuate depending on the weather.
– Smoke can irritate the eyes and lungs and worsen some medical conditions. People most at risk include infants and young children, people with heart or lung disease, older adults and pregnant people.
– Protect yourself and your family when smoke levels are high:
– Stay inside if possible. Keep windows and doors closed. If it’s too hot, run air conditioning on recirculate or consider moving to a cooler location. Avoid strenuous outdoor activity.
– Use a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter in indoor ventilation systems or portable air purifiers.
– Be aware of smoke in your area and avoid places with the highest levels.
– If you have a breathing plan for a medical condition, be sure to follow it and keep any needed medications refilled.
Source: NWS Medford