If you can smell smoke and see ash, that is an indication that you should be treating air quality conditions as RAAN Level 4 or 5 and take the following steps to limit your exposure:
- Limit your outdoor activities, especially children and people with chronic heart and lung diseases.
- Remain inside air conditioned buildings. Note: If you do not have an air conditioner, staying inside with the windows closed may be dangerous in extremely hot weather. In these cases, seek alternative shelter.
- If you have asthma or other lung diseases, make sure you follow your doctor’s instructions about taking your medicines and following your asthma management plan. Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen.
- If you are an older adult, have children, or if you have heart or lung diseases, talk with your doctor about whether you should leave the area.