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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

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

August 14, 2023272Views

As we continue to experience another surge of the Sahara Dust in the Virgin Islands for the few days this surge will be higher than the average.

饾棦饾椈 饾棯饾棽饾棻饾椈饾棽饾榾饾棻饾棶饾槅 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾榾饾槀饾椏饾棿饾棽 饾椂饾榾 饾棽饾槄饾椊饾棽饾棸饾榿饾棽饾棻 饾榿饾椉 饾棷饾棽 饾棭饾棽饾椏饾槅 饾棝饾椂饾棿饾椀. 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 (Mon-Tues) : 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.
(Wednesday): 饾棤饾椉饾棻饾棽饾椏饾棶饾榿饾棽 饾榿饾椉 饾棭饾棽饾椏饾槅 饾棝饾椂饾棿饾椀

Air quality index: 50 to 120

Alert Level: III

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, soar 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 impact your breathing negatively.

Here are a few tips to consider :

Spend more times indoors when dust levels are high.

Choose easier outdoor activities so as 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.

饾棖饾椉饾椈饾榿饾椂饾椈饾槀饾棽 饾榿饾椉 饾棸饾椀饾棽饾棸饾椄 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾棗饾棗饾棤 饾棶饾椊饾椊, 饾棛饾棶饾棸饾棽饾棷饾椉饾椉饾椄, 饾棞饾椈饾榾饾榿饾棶饾棿饾椏饾棶饾椇, 饾棫饾槃饾椂饾榿饾榿饾棽饾椏 饾棶饾椈饾棻 饾椉饾槀饾椏 饾槃饾棽饾棷饾榾饾椂饾榿饾棽 饾槃饾槃饾槃.饾棷饾槂饾椂饾棻饾棻饾椇.饾棸饾椉饾椇 饾棾饾椉饾椏 饾槀饾椊饾棻饾棶饾榿饾棽饾榾.

 

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