Canada Wildfire Smoke and US Air Quality
More than 9 million acres have been charred by wildfires in Canada so far this year — about 15 times the normal burned area for this point in the year.
Around 75 million people across the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast parts of the US are under air quality alerts as wildfire smoke originating from Canada shrouds major US cities.
In New York City, the air quality index (AQI) hit 484!! Keep in mind that any AQI above 300 is considered very hazardous.
Today in Westport CT, I was driving around downtown and saw almost everyone walking around with masks on and heard about a lot of people staying inside today because of the dangerous air quality.