Thursday, September 10, 2020

Humboldt County Unhealthy Air Quality PSA

Posted By on Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 10:47 AM

  • Photo credit: Jeff Hinson, Division CA Team 14
Humboldt County will see unhealthy air quality due to fires surrounding the county states a public service announcement from the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD).

An Air Quality ADVISORY was issued today for the communities of Orleans, Weitchpec, Hoopa, Willow Creek, Garberville, and Redway areas.

Eureka will see generally unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups today. In Orleans and Weitchpec very unhealthy conditions are likely. Hoopa will see generally unhealthy with periods of very unhealthy conditions expected. Willow Creek is expected to see generally unhealthy conditions. Garberville, Redway and nearby communities will see very unhealthy conditions likely throughout the day.

According to the release, the Red Salmon Complex, August Complex, Slater Fire, Elkhorn/Hopkins Fire, and Oak Fire, as well as numerous other fires in Oregon are the several fires impacting the county's air quality.

Continued significant fire growth and smoke production from the fires is expected today. Significant smoke from fires in Oregon is making its way into California and may mix down depending on conditions.

"Smoke impacts are expected to be Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy throughout much of the area with some possible improvement tomorrow," the PSA states.

Read the full press release below. 
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