Severe weather shelter activated in King County in response to poor air quality

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The King County Regional Homelessness Authority is activating a severe weather shelter on Sunday as wildfire smoke continues to cause poor air quality for much of western Washington.

The Compass Housing Alliance, located at 77 South Washington Street in Seattle, will be extending its hours and providing additional overnight beds for people experiencing homelessness on Sunday.

The day center will open at 9 a.m. and remain open overnight. Fifty beds will be made available for overnight stays for those who need them.

Air quality is currently moderate to unhealthy in many areas in western Washington due to wildfire smoke, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

Those in sensitive groups are advised to limit their time outdoors. Healthy people may also develop symptoms over prolonged exposure to poor quality air as well.

For more information on the air quality in your area visit the Washington Smoke Information Blog, Washington Air Monitoring Network or Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.