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The drought index has reached 701, out of a possible 800.
Palm Coast Monday, Jun. 13, 2011 8 years ago

Winds shift, blow smoke over Palm Coast

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The following is adapted from releases from emergency services:

Fire behavior overnight made no impact on the existing fires in the area. The drought level has reached 701 out of a possible 800.

There were four confirmed lightening strikes north of State Road 100, west of U.S. 1. These fires were quickly contained and are being monitored. Suppression units are patrolling for additional lightening strikes, which may cause additional fires.

Westerly winds will push the smoke plumes in an easterly direction today. Residents who have not been seeing smoke may begin seeing smoke throughout the day. Residents are urged to call 911 only to report active fire only.

The smoke may be rather thick at times. Ash fall may also be observed.

The Health Department has asked that those who have respiratory illnesses remain inside during periods of smoke.

Smoke is a respiratory irritant and can cause scratchy throat, irritated eyes, nose and worsen conditions such as asthma and other chronic respiratory or lung conditions.

Help keep particle levels inside lower. When smoke levels are high, try to avoid using anything that burns, such as wood fireplaces, gas logs, gas stoves or candles. Avoid vacuuming, which stirs up particles already inside your home, and smoking tobacco.

Smoke will cover the area for the next few days.

 

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