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Wildfire Smoke Continues To Hurt Air Quality In South, Central Oregon - OPB News

Wildfire Smoke Continues To Hurt Air Quality In South, Central Oregon - OPB News | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Wildfire Smoke Continues To Hurt Air Quality In South, Central Oregon
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Air quality continues to deteriorate in parts of central and southern Oregon as the wildfires blaze. The air is smoky enough to be unhealthy for everyone.
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Wildfires occurring in south, central Oregon are causing health promblems for those suffering from asthma and lung conditions. The most vulnerable people to this issue are Older adults, young children and those with heart and lung diseases are most vulnerable. This article warns those in the area and requests them to keep safe and stay indoors. 

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"Cribbing" Coastal Luxury Homes - Why Elevate?

"Cribbing" Coastal Luxury Homes - Why Elevate? | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it

As a result of natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, owners of coastal luxury homes are justifiably fearful that their properties may be in danger from storm surges and other flooding.

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Due to natural disasters constantly occurring, people are making decisions to protect their houses.As a result, many of them are considering “cribbing” their homes - raising them up several feet in the air  than resting them on pilings, cement block walls, etc. This would therefore ensure that their houses are protected from natural disasters in the future 

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Air quality alert issued for Chicago, NW Indiana

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An air quality alert was issued early Monday for the Chicago area and northwest Indiana, urging people with respiratory problems to stay indoors. The alert w (Air quality alert issued for Chicago, NW Indiana.
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This article is an air quality alert for people residing in NW Indiana in chigo. People that are currently suffering from asthma and other respiratory diseases are asked to stay inside their homes.  This is because ozone levels, particulate levels or both are at or above what’s allowed for people with asthma and respiratory problems. 

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