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10-1-19: Better Breather Alert due to blowing dust in 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 Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Blowing sand and dust is forecasted to occur from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the dust forecasted to peak from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 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 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. Visit the APCD website slocleanair.org/air-quality/air-forecasting-map.php to see current air quality conditions, forecasts for San Luis Obispo County and to see if you are in the impacted zone for blowing dust. Sign up to receive the daily air quality forecast via email by visiting slocleanair.org/air-quality/forecasting.php.

 

Other 2019 Press Releases

9-30-19NOTICE OF VACANCIES HEARING BOARD OF THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

9-27-19: Grant Funding Available for Infrastructure, School & Transit Buses, and Agricultural Equipment 

9-19-19: Better Breather Alert Issued - Blowing dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

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

9-17-19: Postponement Notice - Oceano Dunes Annual Report & Work plan Workshop

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

8-29-19: Oceano Dunes Draft 2019 Annual Report & Work Plan and Announcement of Public Workshop

8-21-19: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

7-15-19: Better Breather Alert issued due to blowing dust in the Nipomo Area

7-1-19: Health Advisory: SMOKE FROM FIREWORKS EXPECTED TO IMPACT SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY BEFORE, ON & AFTER THE 4th OF JULY HOLIDAY

7-2-19: Better Breather Alert issued due to blowing dust impacting the Nipomo area

7-1-19: Better Breather Alert issued due to blowing dust impacting the Nipomo area

6-28-19: CAL FIRE Press Release Suspending Burning in SLO County

6-7-19: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-29-19: MEDIA ALERT - Camp Roberts Impact Range Fire Hazard Reduction and Training Burn on MAY 31

5-28-19: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to impact the Nipomo Area

5-7-19: Camp Roberts Impact Range Fire Hazard Training Burn Window

4-17-19: Oceano Dunes Draft PM Reduction Plan Public Workshop

4-8-19:  Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to impact the Nipomo Area April 9 through April 12, 2019

4-2-19: Rescheduled Conservation Burn & Biochar Workshop

4-1-19: Revised Oceano Dunes Draft Particulate Matter Reduction Plan & Public Workshop

3-20-19: Conservation Burn and Biochar Workshop

3-12-19: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to impact the Nipomo Area March 12, 2019

3-5-19: Oceano Dunes Draft PM Reduction Plan Released

2-14-19: Grant Funding Available

1-24-19: Launch of Regional Electric Drive 805 Coalition

 

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