536  
AEUS71 KGYX 180739  
AQAGYX  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
339 AM EDT THU MAY 18 2017  
 
MEZ018>028-190300-  
INTERIOR YORK-INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-  
INTERIOR WALDO-COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-  
KNOX-COASTAL WALDO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HOLLIS, ALFRED, LEBANON, SANFORD,  
GOODWINS MILLS, BUXTON, LIMINGTON, BERWICK, NEW GLOUCESTER, GRAY,  
NORTH WINDHAM, GORHAM, BRIDGTON, GREENE, LEWISTON, SABATTUS,  
WALES, MINOT, TURNER, AUBURN, LIVERMORE FALLS, AUGUSTA, SIDNEY,  
WINDSOR, VASSALBORO, WATERVILLE, CHINA, PALERMO, BROOKS, JACKSON,  
KNOX, LIBERTY, MONTVILLE, MORRILL, WALDO, WINTERPORT, UNITY,  
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  
339 AM EDT THU MAY 18 2017  
 
...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...  
 
ANDROSCOGGIN...COASTAL CUMBERLAND...COASTAL WALDO...COASTAL YORK...  
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND...INTERIOR WALDO...INTERIOR YORK...KENNEBEC...  
KNOX...LINCOLN...SAGADAHOC.  
 
THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION'S BUREAU OF AIR  
QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ALERT UNTIL 11 PM ON THURSDAY FOR  
THE ENTIRE COASTLINE OF MAINE AND EXTENDING 15 MILES INLAND.  
 
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 SITUATION. 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.  
 

 
 
NHZ013-014-190300-  
INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SALEM, ATKINSON, NEWTON, PLAISTOW,  
CHESTER, DERRY, HAMPSTEAD, EXETER, GREENLAND, PORTSMOUTH, RYE,  
HAMPTON, HAMPTON FALLS, NORTH HAMPTON, AND SEABROOK  
339 AM EDT THU MAY 18 2017  
 
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY UNTIL 11 PM  
THURSDAY...  
 
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES HAS ISSUED  
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...  
 
COASTAL ROCKINGHAM, ROCKINGHAM, AND ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET.  
 
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES HAS ISSUED  
AN AIR QUALITY ALERT UNTIL 11 PM ON THURSDAY FOR ROCKINGHAM  
COUNTY AS WELL AS ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET.  
 
AIR POLLUTION IS EXPECTED TO REACH UNHEALTHY LEVELS FOR SENSITIVE  
INDIVIDUALS IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY ON THURSDAY MAY 18. SENSITIVE  
INDIVIDUALS SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THEIR HEALTH BY  
LIMITING PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXERTION. SENSITIVE INDIVIDUALS  
INCLUDE ANYONE WITH LUNG DISEASES SUCH AS ASTHMA, EMPHYSEMA, OR  
BRONCHITIS; AS WELL AS CHILDREN AND OLDER ADULTS AND THOSE WHO ARE  
ACTIVE OUTDOORS. EVEN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS MAY EXPERIENCE MILD  
HEALTH EFFECTS AND SHOULD CONSIDER LIMITING STRENUOUS OR PROLONGED  
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.  
 
FOR AIR QUALITY FORECASTS AND CURRENT AIR POLLUTION LEVELS IN NEW  
HAMPSHIRE, CALL 1-800-935-SMOG OR VISIT THE NHDES WEBSITE AT  
WWW.AIRQUALITY.NH.GOV  
 
AIRQUALITY DOT NH DOT GOV  
 

 
 
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