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Officials say the city of Sandy is still in Level 2 but air quality is worsening

PMG PHOTO - Air quality is nearing hazardous levels in Sandy. According to a report from Sandy fire and police officials, the Riverside Fire did not move closer to Sandy overnight into Friday, Sept. 11, keeping Sandy in Level 2 evacuation status as of Friday morning.

Air quality in Sandy has, however, approached hazardous levels because of wildfire smoke. Officials urge residents still in town to stay indoors as much as possible for their health, and also to check in on neighbors with breathing issues who may have a harder time with the poor air quality.

Sandy Police Department and Sandy Fire District personnel are providing mutual aid to neighboring jurisdictions to keep resources free for those responding to the nearby wildfires, but they are also still serving the Sandy community.

Police advise those who may be experiencing a high level of anxiety during the emergency situation to reach out to the Clackamas County Crisis Line for help at 503-655-8585 as needed.

While on Level 2, "Be Set," residents should be ready to leave immediately if they are told to do so. Valuables and supplies should be packed and an evacuation route and means of transportation should be identified.


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