Press Release - Air Quality Warning

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Alert: Air Quality Alert until 01:00PM Thursday

Dear Michael Meier,
An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the following agencies: Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in Coeur d`Alene Idaho Counties within the Air Quality Alert Include: Benewah Bonner Boundary Kootenai Shoshone Some Communities included are: Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, Kellogg, Coeur d`Alene, and St Maries. ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT SATURDAY 5 AUGUST... The Idaho Department of Ecology has issued an Air Quality Alert until noon Saturday. Smoke from wildfires in Canada, eastern Washington, and Montana is expected to affect north Idaho as north and east winds push smoke around the Inland Northwest this week. Air quality will vary between good and unhealthy depending on wind direction and time of day. Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician.


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