DHHS warns smoke advisories likely

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — With several large wildfires raging in the West, Nebraska’s air quality will likely be affected.

Officials continue to monitor smoke levels, but the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) have yet to issue a smoke advisory.

In western Nebraska, a Moderate (‘yellow’) to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (‘orange’)  may be issued by the end of the day on Wednesday. Conditions are expected to normalize by the following Saturday.

Both central and eastern Nebraska may see a Moderate (‘yellow’) advisory on Wednesday, but it is expected to lift by the following Thursday.

During Moderate advisories, DHHS says unusually sensitive groups should limit prolonged outdoor extortion.

For an hourly update on air quality across Nebraska, click here.

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