Air Quality - Hazardous!

@beckish (614)
United States
September 4, 2017 11:56pm CST
Here in Spokane, Washington our air quality has now been listed as "hazardous". It has been mostly in the unhealthy range for the past few days, but hazardous is a new one for me. We are surrounded by fires - many here in Washington itself, fires in Canada, fires in Montana and fires in Oregon. Going outside for just a few minutes is giving me a headache. This air quality is especially dangerous for children, the elderly and those with respiratory difficulties. I really appreciate fresh air after a short time of experiencing this! I normally cool my house by opening windows at night and run fans. Tonight the windows will have to stay closed though, so I am thinking won't be getting much sleep. About 85 degrees in the house now, and the temps are not supposed to cool down outside any time soon. This has been a crazy hot summer for sure, which hasn't helped with the fires. What is the air quality where you live?
1 response
• Japan
5 Sep 17
Yes, my friends in the PNW are all complaining about air quality. It's really scary, floods on one side of the country, fires on the other. Hope everyone stays ok.
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@beckish (614)
• United States
6 Sep 17
It is really crazy. And another hurricane looks to hit the US as well. I will be glad when the weather settles down a bit and they get all these fires out in our neck of the woods!