ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Program is issuing a health alert due to blowing dust Sunday, Feb. 26. The health alert is effective from Sunday at 11 a.m. until Sunday at 8 p.m. Bernalillo County residents with respiratory conditions are encouraged to limit outdoor activity.

National Weather Service dust storm warning for Feb. 26, 2023. Courtesy of NWS Albuquerque’s Twitter.

City of Albuquerque offers steps that you can take during health alerts:

  • Limit your time spent outdoors and avoid outdoor exercise.
  • Schools and senior citizen facilities may want to provide indoor activities to minimize exposure to elevated outdoor particulate levels.
  • Keep windows and doors closed. If needed for comfort, use air conditioners or heating systems on recycle/recirculation mode.
  • If symptoms of heart or lung disease occur, (including shortness of breath, chest tightness, chest pain, palpitations or unusual fatigue) contact your healthcare provider.
  • Individuals with heart or lung disease should follow their health management plan from their healthcare provider.
  • Asthmatic individuals should follow a prescribed asthma management plan.

For more information visit Albuquerque’s Health Alert information page.