Tomorrow (June 28) smoke from Canadian fires will cover New York again: what to expect

Tomorrow (June 28) smoke from Canadian fires will cover New York again: what to expect
Tomorrow (June 28) smoke from Canadian fires will cover New York again: what to expect

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Smoke could return to New York on June 28 due to an approaching cold front. Air quality in the city could deteriorate, warns Time Out.
On June 7, an orange haze shrouded New York City as smoke from wildfires in Canada spread across the US. Then the air quality in New York was the worst in the world. A cold front and ongoing wildfires in Canada could again lead to poor air quality in the city in the near future.
New York State could potentially have “unhealthy” air quality due to thick surface smoke on June 27 and 28, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
“New Yorkers need to be prepared for the potential return of wildfire smoke in Canada,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said. “I urge everyone to stay vigilant, especially if you are vulnerable to air pollution, stay up to date with the latest information and take steps to protect yourself.”

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The state DEC and the Department of Health will issue poor air quality warnings for areas affected by smoke on the afternoon of June 27, as needed. Warnings can be expected when the air quality index (AQI) exceeds 100.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a number used by the government to inform the public about air quality. The index number displays the concentration of pollutants. Good air quality – from 0 to 50, an index above 300 – dangerous air.
Precautionary measures
In the event of a deterioration in air quality, the state health department recommends the following:

Vulnerable New Yorkers should avoid outdoor exercise and monitor for warning signs. Vulnerable groups include people with cardiovascular disease (eg, congestive heart failure, previous heart attack) or lung disease (eg, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), as well as children under 18, adults over 65, and pregnant women.
When the AQI is over 150, all New Yorkers should avoid strenuous outdoor activities, and vulnerable groups should avoid being outdoors, especially pregnant women who may experience shortness of breath.
People who spend time outdoors when air quality is poor are advised to wear a face mask. N95 or KN95 is best.

You can track air quality on airnow.gov and see the DEC forecast here.

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Tomorrow (June 28) smoke from Canadian fires will cover New York again: what to expect

Smoke could return to New York on June 28 due to an approaching cold front. Air quality in the city could deteriorate, warns Time Out.

On June 7, an orange haze shrouded New York City as smoke from wildfires in Canada spread across the US. Then the air quality in New York was the worst in the world. A cold front and ongoing wildfires in Canada could again lead to poor air quality in the city in the near future.

New York State could potentially have “unhealthy” air quality due to thick surface smoke on June 27 and 28, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

“New Yorkers need to be prepared for the potential return of wildfire smoke in Canada,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said. “I urge everyone to stay vigilant, especially if you are vulnerable to air pollution, stay up to date with the latest information and take steps to protect yourself.”

On the subject: How to protect your pet from smoke in New York

The state DEC and the Department of Health will issue poor air quality warnings for areas affected by smoke on the afternoon of June 27, as needed. Warnings can be expected when the air quality index (AQI) exceeds 100.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a number used by the government to inform the public about air quality. The index number displays the concentration of pollutants. Good air quality – from 0 to 50, an index above 300 – dangerous air.

Precautionary measures

In the event of a deterioration in air quality, the state health department recommends the following:

  • Vulnerable New Yorkers should avoid outdoor exercise and monitor for warning signs. Vulnerable groups include people with cardiovascular disease (eg, congestive heart failure, previous heart attack) or lung disease (eg, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), as well as children under 18, adults over 65, and pregnant women.
  • When the AQI is over 150, all New Yorkers should avoid strenuous outdoor activities, and vulnerable groups should avoid being outdoors, especially pregnant women who may experience shortness of breath.
  • People who spend time outdoors when air quality is poor are advised to wear a face mask. N95 or KN95 is best.

You can track air quality on airnow.gov and see the DEC forecast here.

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