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27 minutes ago, YaelAldrich said:

Can those of us on the East Coast (or other as unaffected areas - second day our skies were smokey) help you or others by sending filters to you from our locations?

 

Yael

I can get KN95 at Asian supermarkets and I have a few N95 for emergencies. Central Valley, California is probably the worst affected region for NorCal. Thanks for offering. 

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8 hours ago, Arcadia said:

I can get KN95 at Asian supermarkets and I have a few N95 for emergencies. Central Valley, California is probably the worst affected region for NorCal. Thanks for offering. 

I'm also saying hvac filters or air purifier filters

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Do any of you have suggestions for scratchy,  itchy mouth/throat and cough?  I am quite sure that it’s smoke related not CV19.  

I have an area possibly at back of tongue and definitely on soft palate that feels like stuck particulates this morning causing cough (sort of like allergic tickle cough, but I think there is actually a physical bit of stuff) and gag reflex.  There was such a spot on hard palate that I was able to remove by scrubbing with a toothbrush and it did seem to be actual grime/grit like on the leaves picture .  I can’t do that way back on soft palate. Fluids don’t seem to dislodge whatever it is. I am gluten free and don’t usually eat bread, but it feels like maybe a bolus of soft bread or something like that maybe could help.  

 

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15 minutes ago, Pen said:

Do any of you have suggestions for scratchy,  itchy mouth/throat and cough?  I am quite sure that it’s smoke related not CV19.  

I have an area possibly at back of tongue and definitely on soft palate that feels like stuck particulates this morning causing cough (sort of like allergic tickle cough, but I think there is actually a physical bit of stuff) and gag reflex.  There was such a spot on hard palate that I was able to remove by scrubbing with a toothbrush and it did seem to be actual grime/grit like on the leaves picture .  I can’t do that way back on soft palate. Fluids don’t seem to dislodge whatever it is. I am gluten free and don’t usually eat bread, but it feels like maybe a bolus of soft bread or something like that maybe could help.  

 

Mush around a chewed up crisp apple?  That's what I would try!

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40 minutes ago, Pen said:

Do any of you have suggestions for scratchy,  itchy mouth/throat and cough?  I am quite sure that it’s smoke related not CV19.  

Honey or yogurt smoothie (I blend mango with yogurt). They either clear my throat/oesophagus or activate my gag reflux. Smoke is one of my asthma triggers. 

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44 minutes ago, Pen said:

Lightning, thunder and ... some rain and hail !  I hope the rain does more good for smoke and putting out fire than the lightning or hail do bad. 

It just hit here...I'm a little north of you.

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6 minutes ago, Ali in OR said:

It just hit here...I'm a little north of you.

 

It did not last long here, and air still seems (and is rated on AirNow and PurpleAir) hazardous.  But there’s lots of animal noise for first time in a long while... frogs, crickets, owls. 

Also I can see some leaves look like the ash was washed off. 

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5 minutes ago, Pen said:

 

It did not last long here, and air still seems (and is rated on AirNow and PurpleAir) hazardous.  But there’s lots of animal noise for first time in a long while... frogs, crickets, owls. 

Also I can see some leaves look like the ash was washed off. 

I think everyone in the neighborhood went outside as it started--a celebration of sorts. Then realized the air is still bad and headed back in!

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I saw blue skies for a bit here in LA today. The days-long massive headache and poisoned feeling abated somewhat. Still struggling with the bad air. But better.

Thinking of you all up north, where I know it's worse. Wish you a little rain and clean air.

Bill

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We have rain now, and air quality improved from hazardous to moderate .  !  It’s expected to be unhealthy tomorrow which itself will be a huge improvement froM days of hazardous.    I think there’s been enough rain to possibly help with fires. 

 

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1 minute ago, Spy Car said:

Crickey. We just had an earthquake*. Like the day couldn't get any worse.

Bill

*small one

 

Glad only a small one.  

The yellowy look and silence of animals from the smoke is something I associate with pre-earthquake weather

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The news says we're supposed to go bad again this weekend but we're still in the green at the moment. I really hope we don't have to cancel church again. We have a whole outdoor tent set up and it's been so nice to go in person.

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Our air quality is good now, but we had a big thunderstorm yesterday afternoon.  There was flash flooding.  Quite a few roads were closed and some houses had some flooding.  DH and I were on the freeway at the time and the driving conditions were scary.

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4 hours ago, Ali in OR said:

We're at AQI of 14!!! I need to take dd out on a walk. AQI was in the 300's Thursday night--then the rains came. We've been indoors for almost 2 weeks.

 

Yay!!!   I am

happy to hear that!

 

we made it into yellow “moderate” 64 or something.  Big improvement!!!

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6 hours ago, Ali in OR said:

We're at AQI of 14!!! I need to take dd out on a walk. AQI was in the 300's Thursday night--then the rains came. We've been indoors for almost 2 weeks.

Wow.  From Tulsa to Little Rock is all somewhere between 50 and 100 because of the smoke

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2 hours ago, TravelingChris said:

Wow.  From Tulsa to Little Rock is all somewhere between 50 and 100 because of the smoke

We hit that Friday (after several good rain showers) and we thought that was great after 10 or so days of 200-500.

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