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Sat Aug 22, 2015, 10:28 PM

air quality alert for Portland metro area


816 PM PDT Sat Aug 22 2015
... Air quality alert in effect until 5 PM PDT Sunday...

Oregon department of environmental quality has issued an air quality
alert... in effect until 5 PM PDT Sunday.

A smoke air quality alert has been issued. Wildfires burning in the
region combined with forecasted conditions has caused air quality
to reach unhealthy levels. Air quality may briefly reach very
unhealthy levels late tonight into Sunday morning.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.

For additional information... please visit the web site at
http://www.Oregon.Gov/deq

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0rganism Aug 2015 OP
2naSalit Aug 2015 #1
classof56 Aug 2015 #2
oregonjen Aug 2015 #3
Tom Kitten Aug 2015 #4
Old Codger Aug 2015 #5
SoapBox Aug 2015 #6
Lydia Leftcoast Aug 2015 #7

Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 10:39 PM

1. Been under that

warning for the last ten days in my area.

Eyes and throat sore, burning runny nose and headache, have to be outdoors for my job, not good.


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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 10:40 PM

2. I hear ya!

It's awful over here in Central Oregon, too. We're inundated with smoke from the Grant County ever-growing fire, the County Line 2 (Warm Springs) fire north of here, and probably the WA and NE OR fires as well. Plus those west and south of here, no doubt. Too bad we can't stop the fumes at the border! I heard on NPR this morning that Portland was next on the hit list. Not only distressing but very sad for our beautiful state.

Take care and stay well. As my mother used to say, this too shall pass.

Peace.

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 11:50 PM

3. Even the moon has an orange glow.

This is the worst I've ever experienced. Very unsettling.

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 11:51 PM

4. I've lived in Portland since I was 12

and I've never seen it like this. I took this today around 3 pm. Plus it was 87 degrees today.

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 12:25 AM

5. Most days

 

Here in southern Oregon our little valley is filled with smoke sometimes can't see mountains, stouts fire is only 10 miles away now and started a lot closer than that , fortunately for us going away instead of towards us..stil pretty bad and even worse for those living closer..

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 12:44 AM

6. I just stayed inside in Beaverton all day...

It gave me the perfect excuse to lay my lazy butt in a recliner.

I did hear a news person mention the olden days of the field burning...my gosh forgot about that but I do remember that smoke.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 06:03 PM

7. I used to live in McMinnville, the state capital of field burning

Today's pictures (including ones a Portland friend posted on Facebook) look much worse.

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