- Tuesday September 13th, 2011 :: 02:01 p.m. CDT
Be advised the cause of the smoke and smell is due to a huge forest fire in MN that is getting into the main jet stream. Update
Be advised the cause of the smoke and smell is due to a huge forest fire in MN that is getting into the main jet stream and bringing the smoke into our area.
From McHenry County EMA:
SOME RESIDENTS HAVE REPORTED DIFFICULTY BREATHING...IRRITATED EYES AND HEADACHES AS A RESULT OF THE SMOKE. AIR QUALITY WILL LIKELY REMAIN UNHEALTHY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. CHILDREN...ELDERLY PEOPLE...INDIVIDUALS WITH RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC PROBLEMS...OR ANYONE ENGAGED IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME...SHOULD USE CAUTION AND REMAIN INDOORS. Map Attached picture is an example of how these clouds form.
Crystal Lake Police Department
100 W Woodstock St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014