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Bonners Ferry air quality hazardous

September 12, 2022

At 3:05 a.m. today, air quality readings for the Bonners Ferry area, taken at the Kootenai Tribal Mission gauge, have degraded to hazardous. Readings at Mt. Hall and Porthill show unhealthy. In areas with unhealthy air, children, asthmatics and people with heart or lung conditions should avoid the outdoors and all others should reduce their outdoors exertion. When the Air Quality Index is “hazardous,” everyone is affected.

Stay inside with windows closed and air conditioning on to the greatest extent possible. Outdoors, masks, especially N95s, will help. Reduce your level of exertion and rest often. If in respiratory distress, call 911.

With only light winds and no precipitation in the immediate forecast, air quality issues are expected to persist through at least Tuesday, with Idaho DEQ predicting unhealthy ratings today, unhealthy for sensitive groups on Tuesday and moderate readings on Wednesday.

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Mike Weland, Publisher

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Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
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