West-Central San Joaquin Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Air Quality Alert
Issued: 10:17 AM PDT Aug. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district has
modified an air quality alert starting on August 14, 2018 for the
mountains and foothills of Madera, Fresno and Tulare counties due
to smoke impacts from the Ferguson, Donnell and lions fires. San
Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Kings and Kern counties have been
removed.

This air quality alert is in effect until the fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor's
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
air district office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-392-5500

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free valley air app, available in the apple store or google
play.




1017 am PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district has
modified an air quality alert starting on August 14, 2018 for the
mountains and foothills of Madera, Fresno and Tulare counties due
to smoke impacts from the Ferguson, Donnell and lions fires. San
Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Kings and Kern counties have been
removed.

This air quality alert is in effect until the fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor's
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
air district office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-392-5500

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free valley air app, available in the apple store or google
play.