The wildfires in California have reaped tremendous damage. Our hearts go out to the victims, victims’ families and friends, and the brave people fighting those fires. You can donate to victims of the California Wildfires via the Red Cross here. PBS has also published a list of other ways to assist victims.
Text your five digit zip code to 206-274-5525 and you’ll receive AirNow’s air quality report and recommendations. We hope this will help those affected by the fires stay informed and stay safe.
Josh Atkin built this SMS service to ensure people without access to a computer, smart phone, or the internet can receive the air quality reports they need in a timely manner.
Residents in those in the areas affected by fires, and surrounding the fires’ path are are monitoring AirNow.gov for vital information regarding what precautions to take based on air quality reports and forecasts.
If you have questions, comments or bug reports for Josh, he welcomes your tweets at @atkinja