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AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
343 PM MDT TUE JUN 30 2020  
 
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE NEW  
MEXICO DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT.  
 
SMOKE FROM THE WOOD SPRING 2 FIRE ON THE NAVAJO NATION BURNING IN  
ARIZONA IS EXPECTED TO HAVE IMPACTS OVER PORTIONS OF SAN JUAN COUNTY  
IN NEW MEXICO LATER TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING. COMMUNITIES THAT  
MAY SEE IMPACTS INCLUDE SHIPROCK, FARMINGTON, AZTEC, AND SURROUNDING  
COMMUNITIES.  
 
ANYONE LIVING IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN 9  
PM TUESDAY AND 12 PM WEDNESDAY. SINCE THESE IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED TO  
OCCUR OVERNIGHT, TAKING PRECAUTIONS SUCH AS CLOSING WINDOWS BEFORE  
BEDTIME AND TURNING OFF EVAPORATIVE (SWAMP) COOLERS CAN PROTECT  
RESIDENTS WITH PRE-EXISTING RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS SUCH AS ASTHMA,  
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD), INTERSTITIAL LUNG  
DISEASE (ILD) OR LUNG CANCER, HEART DISEASE, ADULTS OVER AGE 65, YOUNG  
CHILDREN, AND PREGNANT WOMEN IF SMOKE CONCENTRATIONS BECOME UNHEALTHY.  
 
REMEMBER, YOUR EYES ARE YOUR BEST TOOLS TO DETERMINE IF IT IS SAFE  
TO BE OUTSIDE. USE THE 5-3-1 METHOD AVAILABLE AT  
HTTPS://NMTRACKING.ORG/ENVIRONMENT/AIR/FIREANDSMOKE.HTML.  
 
IF VISIBILITY IS:  
 
UNDER 5 MILES, THE AIR QUALITY IS UNHEALTHY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN,  
ADULTS OVER AGE 65, PREGNANT WOMEN, AND PEOPLE WITH HEART  
AND/OR LUNG DISEASE, ASTHMA OR OTHER RESPIRATORY ILLNESS.  
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY SHOULD BE MINIMIZED.  
 
AROUND 3 MILES, YOUNG CHILDREN, ADULTS OVER AGE 65, PREGNANT  
WOMEN, AND PEOPLE WITH HEART AND/OR LUNG DISEASE, ASTHMA OR OTHER  
RESPIRATORY ILLNESS SHOULD AVOID ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.  
 
AROUND 1 MILE, THE AIR QUALITY IS UNHEALTHY FOR EVERYONE. PEOPLE  
SHOULD REMAIN INDOORS AND AVOID ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING  
RUNNING ERRANDS. UNLESS AN EVACUATION HAS BEEN ISSUED, STAY INSIDE  
YOUR HOME, INDOOR WORKPLACE, OR IN A SAFE SHELTER.  
 
WITH THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC AFFECTING NEW MEXICO AND WITH THE  
WILDFIRE SEASON UNDERWAY, NEW MEXICANS WILL NEED TO TAKE EXTRA  
PRECAUTIONS. SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES MAY CAUSE PEOPLE TO HAVE MORE  
SEVERE REACTIONS IF THEY ARE INFECTED COVID-19. THE BEST WAY TO  
PROTECT AGAINST THE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL EFFECTS OF WILDFIRE SMOKE AND  
TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IS TO STAY HOME AND CREATE A CLEAN  
INDOOR AIR SPACE. NMDOH OFFERS TIPS HERE:  
 
HTTPS://NMTRACKING.ORG/ENVIRONMENT/AIR/INDOORQUALITY.HTML AND  
HTTPS://CV.NMHEALTH.ORG  
 
NEW MEXICANS WILL ALSO NEED TO TAKE STEPS TO KEEP THEIR HOMES COOL TO  
AVOID HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES. NMDOH OFFERS TIPS HERE:  
 
HTTPS://NMTRACKING.ORG/HEALTH/HEATSTRESS/HEAT.HTML.  
 

 
 
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