Southwest Utah Public Health Department: Air quality advisory

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Southwest Utah Public Health Department has issued an Air Quality Advisory:

This is a naturally occurring situation. Recent high winds have blown in dust, which remains temporarily suspended in the air.

Current local air-quality readings from Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality indicate that the air is “unhealthy for sensitive people.”

If you have asthma, COPD, or other respiratory problems, then avoid going outside unnecessarily, especially for strenuous activity. Follow your asthma management plan.

With expected weather changes and possible precipitation in the next couple of days, things should clear up soon.

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7 Comments

  • My Evil Twin April 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Maybe if I show this to my wife, SHE will mow the lawn this afternoon. . .NOT

  • Alvin April 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    “This is a naturally occurring situation. Recent high winds have blown in dust, which remains temporarily suspended in the air.” This has got to be the statement of the century! Thanks for the explanation.

  • Joanna April 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for the info! I was curious why it was so hazy looking. I’ll postpone my jog for another day.

  • -Mike- April 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I bet if the city was a little more prepared, and wasn’t just a good ol’ boy network with important things like carousels on their agendas, they would have been able to prevent this from happening in the first place. Where are their priorities?

    • My Evil Twin April 15, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Oh absolutely, Mike! If they were more prepared, they would have demanded that we have enough rain to keep the dust down. And that the wind only blow AWAY from St. George.

    • Tyler April 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      Mike, dude, this air quality originated in Cali and swept up the Mojave Desert. I know your jus being sarcastic after though lol

  • Tyler April 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Thanks for the report. It’s nice having a local news source interested in informing the public on the air quality. I thought I woke up in the LA basin this morning 😛

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