Hawaii volcanic haze lingers over Marianas


The National Weather Service in Guam advised yesterday that the volcanic smog, or vog, from the erupting Mount Kilauea in Hawaii continues to linger over the Marianas region.

The volcanic haze is expected to linger across the Marianas until today, Thursday.

Based on information compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center-State Warning Point, the haze will likely decrease tomorrow, Friday, into the weekend as wetter weather moves in from the east.

“This haze is not expected to cause widespread health problems but if you have a respiratory health issue you should limit outdoor activities until the haze dissipates,” the agency said in an advisory issued yesterday. “Listen for any advisories from local health agencies or the National Weather Service.”

Unless the haze increases again, yesterday’s statement was the last the agency will issue on this haze episode. If other major eruptions of Kilauea occur in coming weeks or months, statements will be issued as needed. It advised CNMI residents to stay informed on the latest statements and advisories through local media sources and NOAA weather radio broadcast on 162.5 megahertz, or to call the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000 or 664-8000, and for the Northern Islands to contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at high frequency single sideband radio on frequency 5.205.0. (EOC)

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