New York, NY (WNY News Now) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul is urging residents of the Empire State to take precautionary measures as heavy smoke comes into the state from Canadian wildfires.
This week air quality is expected to reach “unhealthy levels” as smoke rolls into New York State.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Health has issued an air quality health advisory for Western New York, Central New York and Eastern Lake Ontario regions for Wednesday.
It is projected to then move to the eastern part of the state on Thursday.
“The air quality is deteriorating very quickly in our state as a result of the Canadian wildfires,“ explained Governor Hochul. “And as a result, over the next 48 hours, we’re anticipating the smoke and haze to come all across the state. And we’ve been watching this, and monitoring this, and it is going to enter New York skies tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. With Western and Central New York hit first Wednesday.”
The air quality is projected to range from unhealthy for sensitive groups to unhealthy for all.