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Fires and High Winds

Here in South Dakota we have fires 130 miles and 200 miles away. Here have high winds and the air is heavy. There is so much dust in the air and smoke is likely mixed in. I know fires are in other states as well.
1. Are you affected?
2. How are you coping?
3. Do you have helpful ideas?
Please share!


Here are a couple of links that might help:

https://copd.net/living/fire-season




  1. Thankfully these fires are out. However, some in these areas I’ll likely have another fire or two before winter 2022 sets in. There will other fires as well.
    How will you cope? Is there anything that you have been told to do, to prepare for the next fire?
    Janet (author/site moderator COPD.net)

    1. Those are interesting links. I wish someone can answer your queries.

      1. Interesting that I once considered my exacerbation to have been very serious. I have been considerably better since then. I’m now grateful, having heard stories of others and how really serious this can become. I try every day to not focus on the “errors of my way,” having smoked for 40 years, nor on how much/little time I may have left on this earth. Thanks for your reply and blessings to you as well.

      2. I'm so glad to hear you're feeling considerably better and am very appreciative for the wisdom you shared with us 😀 Wishing you a wonderful Friday! - John M. (COPD.net Team)

    2. This is the other link that I didn't get listed.
      https://copd.net/living/fire

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