|For those of you who have been watching the news for our state, we have had many brush fires over the last few weeks. The result has been a constant haze of smoke in various parts of central Florida. It finally rained today, so that should help some.|
Visit http://www.cfnews13.com/ to get the latest information on this. If you have allergies, take due precautions.
Some roads have periodically closed due to the driving hazards these fires and their smoke create. Be sure to check for road closures before your arrival at this site:
Your main concerns will be with the counties of Orange, Seminole and Brevard.
UPDATE: Just so you know of the seriousness of the fires, I just got this in my work e-mail:
MEDICAL SMOKE ADVISORY
Due to the recent wildfires in Brevard County, there is a large amount of smoke in the air. While for most people this is merely an annoyance, for some it is a potential threat to personal health and safety. If workers are sensitive to smoke or have allergies or lung problems, they may experience some symptoms such as sneezing, eye irritation, coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath. To reduce the possibility of health problems due to smoke, avoid strenuous activity and minimize exposure to areas of high smoke concentration. Staying indoors in an air-conditioned house or building will help reduce your smoke exposure. Also, drive with you air conditioner on, and keep your air conditioner on recirculate. If employees experience severe discomfort or need medical attention while at KSC or CCAFS, they should go immediately to one of the on-site medical facilities. Dial 911 if someone is in severe respiratory distress.
(Edited by Luke Setzer on 5/09, 8:54am)