You must have read the news about the wildfires in Quebec. For all the people who are unaware, there are still over 100 wildfires burning. This year’s wildfires in Canada have touched around 9 million acres of land, with nearly 500,000 of those burning in Quebec. The effects of this wildfire reached New York as the city woke up to an orange sky. Pictures and videos of the same surfaced on the internet.
Canada Wildfire: New Yorkers Woke Up To Orange Sky
Can’t see downtown Manhattan anymore. This is insane. NYC submerged from the Canada fires. Never seen anything like this. That beautiful skyline of New York just vanished into a hazy, smokey, sickly color yellow / orange. pic.twitter.com/eXKB2tZdNM
— leanne👚 (@leanne_leanne8) June 7, 2023
As smoke covered the city on Wednesday, New York took on an unsettling orange hue. The haze from wildfires burning in Quebec, some 500 miles away, blew in and wreaked havoc on the Northeast US’s air quality.
The George Washington bridge between New York and New Jersey today. It’s ORANGE. We are seeing the impact of the 400+ wildfires in Canada across the East Coast today. CODE RED in Maryland due to poor air quality and my children’s school and activities cancelled.., pic.twitter.com/Fh4J797efy
— M Budh (@MBudha) June 8, 2023
The NYC Health Department has encouraged New Yorkers, especially those who are vulnerable, to stay home if possible and use masks if outside.
— New York Metro Weather (@nymetrowx) June 7, 2023
As of Tuesday afternoon, the haze placed New York City alongside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jakarta, Indonesia, and New Delhi, India, among the top five cities in the world for air pollution.
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High Concentration Of Particles
Officials from New York State have issued a health advisory for the state’s several regions, including Long Island, the New York City metro area, and Central New York.
New York City skyline at 7:43 PM under the haze of the Canada wildfires. This is facing downtown, if you zoom in you can just hardly make out One World Trade pic.twitter.com/kKuTKE3BYK
— Emily (@emilybernay) June 6, 2023
Officials determined that the fine, specific matter of PM2.5 was part of dangerous pollution.
— husnain afzal (@vicky_chdry) June 7, 2023
PM2.5 can be made up of a wide variety of particles. It frequently results from atmospheric chemical and combustion processes like the burning of fuels, vehicle exhaust, and grass and forest fires.
— gyromoose (@gyromoose) June 8, 2023
The high concentrations of tiny particles in the air have been blamed for respiratory difficulties, according to health officials from Vermont to South Carolina and as far west as Ohio and Kansas.
Beautiful #Moon tonight covered by a thicker layer of #smoke than the previous nights images that I’ve posted. Smoke is from #wildfires in #Canada. Smoke is causing the Moon to appear in a deep orange/yellow with a hint of red color. @JustinWeather pic.twitter.com/MhK1SrhZCu
— James Willinghan (@JamesWillinghan) June 8, 2023
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