582  
AEUS76 KPDT 121752  
AQAPDT  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR  
1052 AM PDT SAT AUG 12 2017  
 
ORC061-063-131900-  
UNION-WALLOWA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LA GRANDE, ELGIN, UNION, NORTH POWDER,  
ENTERPRISE, JOSEPH, WALLOWA..IMNAHA, TROY, AND LOSTINE  
1052 AM PDT SAT AUG 12 2017  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT SUNDAY
 
 
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY  
ALERT...IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT SATURDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:  
 
UNION  
WALLOWA  
 
A SMOKE AIR QUALITY ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED. WILDFIRES BURNING IN THE  
REGION COMBINED WITH FORECASTED CONDITIONS WILL CAUSE AIR QUALITY TO  
REACH UNHEALTHY LEVELS. A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN THIS WEEKEND  
IS EXPECTED TO BRING INCREASING WINDS AND IMPROVED AIR QUALITY THUS  
THE ALERT WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE AT NOON ON SUNDAY.  
 
POLLUTANTS IN SMOKE CAN CAUSE BURNING EYES, RUNNY NOSE, AGGRAVATE  
HEART AND LUNG DISEASES, AND AGGRAVATE OTHER SERIOUS HEALTH  
PROBLEMS. CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY, AND INDIVIDUALS WITH RESPIRATORY  
ILLNESSES ARE MOST AT RISK OF SERIOUS HEALTH EFFECTS. IF YOU  
EXPERIENCE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS, YOU SHOULD SPEAK WITH YOUR  
PHYSICIAN. LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND KEEP CHILDREN INDOORS IF IT  
IS SMOKY. PLEASE FOLLOW MEDICAL ADVICE IF YOU HAVE A HEART OR LUNG  
CONDITION.  
 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT THE WEB SITE AT  
HTTP://WWW.OREGON.GOV/DEQ  
 

 
 
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