Canadian Wildfires Problematic for U.S. Air Quality 

Haze extends from Great Lakes to D.C. 

Air quality alerts due to smoke from hundreds of wildfires in the western provinces of Canada to Quebec have been issued in many parts of the Great Lakes States, New England, and as far south as Washington, D.C.

The National Weather Service advised people to avoid outdoor activity in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a full ground stop in two New York City airports due to smoke.

The Environmental Protection Agency said hazy skies, reduced visibility, the odor of burning wood, and smoke could continue to linger in some areas. Officials caution that exposure to the air pollution could cause headaches, difficulty breathing, fatigue, and irritation in the eyes and throat.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, “This is yet another alarming example of the ways in which the climate crisis is disturbing our lives and our communities.”

There are more than 400 fires in Canada, according to Canadian officials.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. officials as they assess and issue alerts regarding the smoke from the Canadian wildfires.
  • For state and local governments as they seek to keep their populations safe from the pollution.
  • For people in the affected areas of the U.S. and Canada to take precautions to care for their health.

Sources: Washington Examiner, CBN, CBS News 


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