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Air Quality Summary Report - May 10, 2017

Incident: West Mims Fire Wildfire
Released: 5/10/2017

Air Quality Summary Report – West Mims Wildfire

- Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

May 10, 2017 @ 1700

West Mims Fire Information: 904.452.4627 okefirepio@gmail.com

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5153/

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Smoke Forecast

Wednesday 5/10/2017: Moderate amounts of smoke north and east of the fire will affect the communities of Waycross and Kingsland, and points closer to the fire. Health concerns are expected in communities such as: Folkston, Callahan, Hilliard and St George. Other sites further away should be in the Moderate category.

Thursday 5/11/2017: The winds will predominately be out of the west to northwest. Moderate amounts of smoke will affect communities to the east and southeast. Health concerns are expected in communities such as: Folkston, Yulee, Jacksonville and St George.

Community

5/10/2017

AQI

5/11/2017

AQI

Comments

Waycross

Moderate

Moderate

Smoke forecasts depend on the level of fire activity.

Folkston

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Moderate

See above

Yulee

Moderate

Moderate

See above

Jacksonville

Good

Moderate

See above.

Lake City

Moderate

Good

See above

Valdosta

Moderate

Moderate

See above

Savannah

Good

Good

See above

St George

Moderate

Unhealthy for

Sensitive Groups

Expect smoke to continue through the day.

Disclaimer: Weather and fire activity may change quickly and alter these air quality predictions. AQI estimates for the communities represent a full 24-hour average estimation of the particulate concentrations for the period

Air Quality Index

What the Index means for your health with regards to particulates from smoke

Good

None

Moderate

Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people.

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Although general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.

Unhealthy

Everyone may begin to experience some adverse health effects, and members of the sensitive groups may experience more serious effects.

Very Unhealthy

Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.

Hazardous

Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.

Unit Information

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Fish and Wildlife Service
Georgia
Folkston, GA 31537
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