Friday, 22 September 2023 07:16 GMT

Mayor Eric Adams Urges New Yorkers To Wear Masks Outdoors To Battle Smoke

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Bloomberg

Mayor Eric Adams said New Yorkers should stay inside or wear masks outdoors to battle the smoke blanketing the city, calling it "an unprecedented event in our city.”

"This is not the day to train for a marathon or to do an outside event for your children,” Adams said at a press conference Wednesday. He recommended citizens wear a "high-quality mask” like an N-95.

New Yorkers are experiencing an eerie orange glow brought on by a thick blanket of unhealthy smoke that has drifted south from Canadian wildfires.

Conditions are forecast to temporarily improve later tonight and tomorrow morning, before they deteriorate again, he said. The Federal Aviation Administration said inbound flights to LaGuardia Airport were briefly grounded due to low visibility.


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