The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has issued an air quality alert due to smoke from surrounding fires and blowing dust from windy conditions.
The alert will remain in effect until Thursday at 11 PM.
The District warns that "particle pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections."
Residents should use caution when venturing outside and older adults and children should avoid prolonged exposure to the current conditions.
Air Quality Alert. Stay indoors if possible. Avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor physical activities to reduce the affects of unhealthy air. Children & elderly people are also more susceptible to consequences of high particulate levels. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/1NuTzuefpV— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) October 30, 2019