Monday, August 18th, 2014
Description of Air Quality Event:
Due to wildfire smoke in our area, an Air Quality Advisory is now in effect for the Nez Perce Reservation. Smoke may continue to move in and out of the area during the day and overnight; some places may be more impacted than others, so please take appropriate precautions.
All areas on the Nez Perce Reservation.
Current air quality readings vary throughout the Reservation. The Lapwai valley is in the “Good” category of the Air Quality Index. The Reubens, Gifford and Craigmont area are trending toward the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” category. Kamiah and Kooskia are currently “Unhealthy.” See health-related information below.
No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved. This action does not apply to camping and
recreational fires or fires set for cultural or traditional purposes (FARR General Rule for Open Burning, Section 49.131).
These restrictions are in effect through 10:00am Tuesday, August 19th, 2014. Conditions will be reassessed at that time.
AIR QUALITY INDEX FOR PARTICLE POLLUTION
Air Quality Category
Sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Sensitive people should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
Sensitive people should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
Sensitive people should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Everyone should avoid any exertion. Sensitive people should remain indoors.
Sensitive groups include infants, children, pregnant women, elders, people who have high exposure (those who work, exercise, or spend extensive time outdoors), and those with existing health conditions or chronic diseases like asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, or diabetes.
Nez Perce Tribe ERWM Air Quality Program
208-843-9381 | 1-800-720-4089
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