676  
AEUS76 KPDT 131716  
AQAPDT  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR  
1016 AM PDT MON AUG 13 2018  
 
WAC005-013-021-037-039-071-077-141800-  
BENTON-COLUMBIA-FRANKLIN-KITTITAS-KLICKITAT-WALLA WALLA-YAKIMA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF KENNEWICK, RICHLAND, BENTON CITY, PROSSER,  
HANFORD, DAYTON, STARBUCK, PASCO, CONNELL, ELLENSBURG, CLE ELUM,  
EASTON, GOLDENDALE, WHITE SALMON, TROUT LAKE, BICKLETON, ROOSEVELT,  
COLLEGE PLACE, WALLA WALLA, BURBANK, WAITSBURG, PRESCOTT, GRANDVIEW,  
SUNNYSIDE, TOPPENISH, YAKIMA, GRANGER, MABTON, SELAH, WAPATO,  
WHITE SWAN, ZILLAH, NACHES, AND CLIFFDELL  
1016 AM PDT MON AUG 13 2018  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT WEDNESDAY
 
 
THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY  
ALERT...IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT WEDNESDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING  
COUNTIES IN CENTRAL, SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON:  
 
BENTON  
COLUMBIA  
FRANKLIN  
KITTITAS  
KLICKITAT  
WALLA WALLA  
YAKIMA  
 
UNHEALTHY TO VERY UNHEALTHY AIR WILL BE COMMON ACROSS CENTRAL, SOUTH  
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON DUE TO LOCAL AND REGIONAL  
WILDFIRES CURRENTLY BURNING. MODERATE TO UNHEALTHY AIR IS EXPECTED.  
 
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.  
 
FIRE ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED. SOME IMPROVEMENT IN  
VENTILATION WILL BE POSSIBLE TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK. THE AIR  
QUALITY ALERT WILL BE REASSESSED ON WEDNESDAY FOR THE REST OF THE  
WEEK BASED ON THESE TRENDS AND UPCOMING WEATHER CONDITIONS.  
 
INFORMATION ABOUT AIR QUALITY IS ON THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF  
ECOLOGY WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.ECY.WA.GOV/AIR.HTML OR CALL 360-407-  
6000.  
 

 
 
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