Citizens and residents should exercise caution as Sahara Dust covers SKN

Citizens and residents should exercise caution as Sahara Dust covers SKN

Citizens and residents of St. Kitts & Nevis are urged to be mindful when going outside, taking into account the Saharan Dust, which has covered St. Kitts & Nevis.

 

Also, the general public is urged to keep windows closed.

 

Director of Nevis’ Disaster Management Department (NDMD), Mr. Brian Dyer, said the air at this time, is unhealthy.

 

Director of Nevis’ Disaster Management Department (NDMD), Mr. Brian Dyer.

 

According to a press release from the Federal Ministry of Health, this Saharan Air Layer (SAL) will impact the Federation in the following two (2) ways:

 

  1. A Difference in the Sky: the dust particles also contribute to spectacular sunrises and sunsets that can be observed in the Caribbean islands, South Florida and the US Gulf Coast.

  2. Increase in Complaints Related to Allergies: this increase in airborne particulates and dust can be irritating for individuals already diagnosed with allergies and respiratory conditions (like asthma). Persons can experience itchy eyes or burning eyes, runny nose and sneezing when outdoors. Individuals experiencing any of these, may have to seek medical care.

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