ORLANDO, Fla. – The air quality in Central Florida continues to deteriorate due to smoke from Canadian wildfires.
Most of Central Florida is in now in the unhealthy range for air quality.
Air quality may continue to deteriorate throughout Tuesday.
Some members of the general public may experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected. Those in this category should take precautions:
People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure:
- Avoid strenuous outdoor activities.
- Keep outdoor activities short.
- Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them.
If you are healthy,
- Choose less strenuous activities (like walking instead of running) so you don’t breathe as hard.
- Shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors.
- Be active outdoors when air quality is better.
The smoke, originating from large wildfires burning near the Hudson Bay, is being transported south by an area of high pressure moving through the Tennessee River Valley.
A large storm out in the open Atlantic is also helping to force the smoke south along the east coast of the U.S.
Smoke will start to dissipate through the day Wednesday.
Haze may linger across the northern half of Florida through the week.
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