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6-11-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area 

The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and County Public Health Department are advising the public of deteriorating air quality in the Oceano Dunes/Nipomo Mesa area due to blowing dust and sand on Monday June 11, 2018.  Blowing sand and dust is forecasted to occur until 7 p.m. this evening.  Very sensitive individuals such as infants, as well as children and adults with existing respiratory or heart conditions, may experience adverse health effects during blowing dust periods.

County officials recommend that the public reschedule outdoor activities to occur when there is no visible dust.  If blowing dust and sand is visible in the air, County officials recommend all adults and children avoid strenuous outdoor activity, remain indoors as much as possible, and set any heating/air conditioning/ventilation systems to recirculation.  The public is advised to consult their doctor if they are experiencing health problems in an area with blowing dust and sand.  If staying indoors does not provide relief, temporarily leaving the area and going to a location where the sand is not blowing and dust is not visible is advised.

County officials will continue to closely monitor air pollution levels throughout our region, as forecasts can change.  Current air quality conditions and air quality forecasts for San Luis Obispo County are available to the public via the APCD website slocleanair.org/airquality/air-forecasting-map.php.  The forecasted AQI is also available to the public via email.  Sign up to receive the daily air quality forecast via email by visiting slocleanair.org/airquality/forecasting.php

 

2018 Press Releases

6-6-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area June 6 through June 10

6-1-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-24-18: FREE Grant Workshop and Air Resources Board Compliance Overview Training

5-21-18: Camp Roberts Prescribed Burn Planned to Occur on May 22

5-15-18: Beter Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area from May 16 through May 20

5-7-18Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-30-18: Backyard Burning Suspended

4-30-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-27-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area from April 27 through April 30

4-19-18: Green Car Show April 21 at Laguna Lake

4-17-18: SLO County APCD Hosting Workshops Seeking Community Input on Air Protection Grants

4-13-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-12-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-11-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-26-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-19-18: SLO County APCD Provides Funding for Cleaner School Buses

3-14-18: SLO COUNTY APCD & STATE PARKS OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE DIVISION REACH AN AGREEMENT ON PROPOSED MITIGATION APPROACH

2-20-18: GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE TO CLEAN UP DIESEL EQUIPMENT & LIGHT-DUTY AUTOS THROUGHOUT SLO COUNTY

1-10-18: Better Breather Alert -Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area.

2017 Press Releases

12-18-17: Smoke Impacting SLO County - APCD Extending Voluntary "Don't Light Tonight" Advisory through Dec 19

12-15-17: Smoke Impacting San Luis Obispo County

12-14-17: Smoke Continues to Impact SLO, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties - Tri-Agency Advisory Regarding Wildfire Smoke

12-12-17: Smoke Impacting SLO County - APCD Issues Voluntary "Don't Light Tonight" Advisory

12-11-17: Smoke Impacting San Luis Obispo County

12-10-17: Air Quality Update for San Luis Obispo County - Smoke Present but No Health Impacts at Present Time

12-7-17: Air Quality Alert - Smoke Impacting SLO County

11-29-17: SLO County Air Pollution Control District Welcomes a New Executive Director

11-13-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

10-20-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

10-12-17: Air Quality Alert - Smoke Impacting SLO County

10-3-17APCD Launches AirAware Text Notification System

9-29-17: Grant Funding Available to Clean Up Wood Burning Devices in Five Cities and Paso Robles Area

9-20-17 AND 9-21-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

9-19-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

9-18-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Mesa

9-15-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

9-12-17: National Drive Electric Week

6-15-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

6-13-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

6-12-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

6-1-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-31-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-17-17: Camp Roberts Blackline Prescribed Burn to occur May 18

5-17-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the NIpomo Area

5-12-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the NIpomo Area

5-4-17: Be Air Aware - Receive Air Quality Information Straight to your Inbox

4-28-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the NIpomo Area

4-27-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-26-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-25-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-24-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-20-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-14-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-10-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-31-17: Better Breater Alert - Blowing Dust Is Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-30-17: Better Breather Alert -  Blowing Dust Is Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-29-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Is Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-27-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-6-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

2-27-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

2-23-17: Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Mesa

2-22-17: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

1-27-17: Grant Funding Available to Clean Up Diesel Engines Throughout SLO County

 

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