ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Due to high winds and blowing dust, the city has issued a health alert.
According to the Environmental Health Department the alert will be in effect from 4:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Friday.
Those with respiratory conditions should take precautionary measures due to the blowing dust.
During blowing dust events, the following actions are recommended, especially for individuals sensitive to particulate pollution:
- Keep windows and doors closed. If needed for comfort, use air conditioners or heating systems on recycle/recirculation mode.
- Limit your time spent outdoors.
- If symptoms of heart or lung disease occur, (including shortness of breath, chest tightness, chest pain, palpitations or unusual fatigue) contact your health care provider.
- Individuals with heart or lung disease should follow their health management plan from their health care provider. Asthmatic individuals should follow a prescribed asthma management plan.
- Avoid outdoor exercise.
Rain chances are ahead for parts of New Mexico this afternoon along with breezy to windy conditions.