Storm prompts health caution in southern San Joaquin Valley

Posted at 6:24 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 21:35:20-04

The winds that blew through Bakersfield Wednesday afternoon prompted a health caution for the southern San Joaquin Valley.

Officials issued a health cautionary statement effective immediately through late Wednesday evening, possibly into Thursday.

The developing thunderstorms over Kern County created blowing dust that resulted in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter.

Older adults and children should avoid prolonged exposure and heavy exertion.