A thick plume of thick smoke traveled south from Canada on Wednesday, affecting some of the most densely populated areas of the United States, including the New York City metropolitan area. Authorities asked its residents to avoid any outdoor activity. In addition, flights and classes have been cancelled. However, there are schools which have informed that they will not close their doors, But he suspended all kinds of activities: from entertainment to excursions and sports practices.
Citizens have reported symptoms ranging from sore throat, increased allergy symptoms and itchy eyes to various respiratory problems due to smoke poisoning. Governor of New York, cathy hochulmaintained that it is a “emergency crisis”The air pollution index is at least eight times higher than normal.
The “unhealthy” air quality index is 100, while 300 is already “hazardous”; Currently, more than 400 are widely crossed. This has led to the reappearance of masks or “masks”, which were almost unappreciated since the coronavirus pandemic.
On the banks of the East River, retired lawyer Jack Wright, who gave up smoking 50 years ago, told the AFP agency that The contamination caused him to “cough all day” and said it was the type of cough he used to have when he smoked.
President Joe Biden issued the following statement: “It is important that Americans are facing dangerous air pollution, especially those with health concerns, Listen to local officials for your and your family’s safety,
The devastating fires in Canada, now centered in the province of Quebec, have evacuated more than 20,000 people and destroyed some 3.8 million hectares so far this year. To those affected in the country itself, thousands and thousands of Americans are added, as the smoke descended on the northeast side of the United States, and then continued to spread west and south as far as Chicago and Atlanta.