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Air Quality Conditions For The Virgin Islands

Air Quality Conditions For The Virgin Islands

February 5, 2024110Views

As we continue to experience another surge of the Sahara Dust in the Virgin Islands this surge is higher than the average. Based on AQI (Air Quality Index) today’s reading is moderate to high.

Persons that are affected are ask to take precautionary measures. We are asking persons who mostly engage in outdoor activities to be very careful.

๐—”๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† : ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต.

Air quality index : 50 to 70

Alert Level: I

Timing: Monday & Tuesday

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.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐——๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ, ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ, ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ, ๐—ง๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐˜„๐˜„.๐—ฏ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—บ.๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€.

 

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.