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饾棓饾椂饾椏 饾棨饾槀饾棶饾椆饾椂饾榿饾槅 饾棖饾椉饾椈饾棻饾椂饾榿饾椂饾椉饾椈饾榾 饾棛饾椉饾椏 饾棫饾椀饾棽 饾棭饾椂饾椏饾棿饾椂饾椈 饾棞饾榾饾椆饾棶饾椈饾棻饾榾

January 31, 2024155Views
There is a high chance of Sahara Dust affecting the Virgin Islands from February 1 into the weekend. However, people with respiratory issues must remain cautious. Persons that are affected are ask to take precautionary measures. We are asking persons who mostly engage in outdoor activities to be very careful.
饾棓饾椂饾椏 饾椌饾槀饾棶饾椆饾椂饾榿饾槅 饾棸饾棶饾榿饾棽饾棿饾椉饾椏饾槅 : 饾棤饾椉饾棻饾棽饾椏饾棶饾榿饾棽 饾榿饾椉 饾棝饾椂饾棿饾椀.
Alert Level: I
People most likely to experience health problems caused by exposure to Saharan dust include the following:
– Children and babies
– Older adults
– People with underlying lung conditions
Individuals with seasonal allergies may encounter symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat and itchy eyes. (Dr. C. Corry professor at Baylor College of Medicine). Persons with respiratory conditions such asthma should also be cautions while outdoors as the dust can affect you鈥檙e breathing negatively.
Here are a few tips to consider:
Spend more times indoors when dust levels are high.
Choose easier outdoor activities to reduce heavy breathing.
Wear a mask to prevent excess inhalation of dust.
Persons with respiratory conditions such as asthma ensure that you have your inhaler.
Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not a Meteorological Office. Information shared by the Department is gathered from a number of professional sources contracted by the Department. This information should be used as a guide for anyone who has an interest in local weather conditions. By no means can DDM or the Government of the Virgin Islands be held accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision, which may result in the loss of finances, property or life