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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 2:18 AM Jun. 18, 2024 – National Weather Service
...AIR QUALITY ALERT...

The following message is transmitted at the request of the New
Mexico Departments of Health and Environment and the Interagency
Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program.

* WHAT...Very unhealthy air quality levels due to wildfire smoke.

* WHERE...Lincoln county, Chaves county, and De Baca county in New
Mexico. This includes Ruidoso, Capitan, Roswell, and Fort Sumner.

* WHEN...Monday evening through early Tuesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...For sensitive groups, don't do any physical activity
outdoors. Move activities indoors or to a time when air quality is
better. For everyone else, don't do any intense or lengthy physical
activity. Think about moving activities indoors or to a time when air
quality is better.

* HEALTH INFORMATION...Remember, your eyes are your best tools to
determine if it is safe to be outside. Use the 5-3-1 Method available
at https://nmtracking.doh.nm.gov/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html.

If visibility is:

Under 5 miles, the air quality is unhealthy for young children,
adults over age 65, pregnant women, and people with heart
and/or lung disease, asthma or other respiratory illness.
Outdoor activity should be minimized.

Around 3 miles, young children, adults over age 65, pregnant
women, and people with heart and/or lung disease, asthma or other
respiratory illness should avoid all outdoor activities.

Around 1 mile, the air quality is unhealthy for everyone. People
should remain indoors and avoid all outdoor activities including
running errands. Unless an evacuation has been issued, stay inside
your home, indoor workplace, or in a safe shelter.

For smoke forecast outlooks from the Interagency Wildland Fire Air
Quality Response Program please visit:

https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net.

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