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Air Quality Alert

Statement as of 9:15 AM MDT on August 30, 2016

Expires 11:15 AM EDT on August 31, 2016


The Montana department of environmental quality has issued an air
quality alert for Sanders County in effect until further notice due
to nearby wildfire activity. Significant air quality impacts are
expected in the southern portion of Gallatin County near Yellowstone
National Park and the community of Thompson Falls in Sanders County.
This alert will be updated again at 900am on August 31... 2016.

An air quality alert means that particulates have been trending
upwards and that an exceedence of the 24 hour National ambient air
quality Standard (naaqs) has occurred or may occur in the near
future.

Particulate levels in Thompson Falls are very unhealthy.

When air quality is very unhealthy... state and local health
officials recommend that people with respiratory or heart disease...
the elderly... and children should avoid any outdoor activity... everyone
else should avoid prolonged exertion.

For more information... visit the Montana department of environmental
quality at www.Todaysair.Mt.Gov.



915 am MDT Tue Aug 30 2016

The Montana department of environmental quality has issued an air
quality alert for Gallatin County in effect until further notice due
to nearby wildfire activity. Significant air quality impacts are
expected in the southern portion of Gallatin County near Yellowstone
National Park and the community of Thompson Falls in Sanders County.
This alert will be updated again at 900am on August 31... 2016.

An air quality alert means that particulates have been trending
upwards and that an exceedence of the 24 hour National ambient air
quality Standard (naaqs) has occurred or may occur in the near
future.

Particulate levels in West Yellowstone are unhealthy.

When air quality is unhealthy... state and local health officials
recommend that people with respiratory or heart disease... the elderly...
and children should avoid prolonged exertion... everyone else should
limit prolonged exertion.

For more information... visit the Montana department of environmental
quality at www.Todaysair.Mt.Gov.



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