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Message 2b0fe2ba-445d-4a1d-a306-a1fa32d45189 from ABMS_Met_Office sent at 14:46:52 on 2021-10-02
Status / Scope / Type Actual / Public / Alert
Air Quality to Fall to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Later this Morning Until Tonight
Synopsis: The air quality is at moderate levels and is forecast to fall to unhealthy for sensitive groups, as a result of a further increase of particulate matters 2.5 and 10, associated with a fresh surge in Saharan Dust. The threat of health problems is elevated, for mainly unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics. This threat level is expected to rise further to medium. Air quality index: 70 to 110 Alert Level: III Sensitive groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups most at risk. Health implications: Increasing likelihood of respiratory symptoms in sensitive individuals, aggravation of heart or lung disease and premature mortality in persons with cardiopulmonary disease and the elderly.
Caution: Everyone should exercise caution, especially sensitive groups such as active children and adults, and people with heart or respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit time outdoors and restrict outdoor activity. Also, keep windows and doors closed, as much as possible, and wear a face mask, rated to filter out PM 2.5, when going outside. Stay tuned to updates coming out of the Meteorological Office via antiguamet.com, facebook.com/abmetservice and twitter.com/abmetservice.
ABMS Met Office at 462-3017, if confirmation of this message is needed.
Urgency / Severity / Certainty
Expected / Moderate / Likely
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