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Owendale, AB

Alerts in Effect

Wind Warning

Issued at 04:29 Wednesday 18 October 2017
Summary

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Strong southwesterly winds will redevelop late this afternoon and intensify this evening with gusts up to 110 km/h. The strong winds will continue through the night and diminish Thursday morning.

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Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

Special Air Quality Statement

Issued at 05:01 Wednesday 18 October 2017
Summary

Smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility. Smoke is expected or occurring.

Smoke from grass fires continued to produce reduced visibilities in smoke and poor air quality in regions near and south of Calgary.

Use caution when traveling on the highways as heavy smoke will give poor visibilities.

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Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.

Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.



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