Smoke from western Canadian wildfires reach New England

Sunny skies across New England are being dimmed by haze caused by smoke from fires burning out of control in western Canada.

The fires are on the other side of the continent but the National Weather Service said strong winds in the upper atmosphere are bringing the smoke to Maine.

Meteorologist James Brown in Gray said Wednesday the smoke is far aloft so there are no air quality problems in the region.

The wildfires have burned thousands of acres of land in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Ohio requests FEMA assistance for governments after tornadoes, flooding

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Governor Mike DeWine says the state
has asked FEMA to open its Public Assistance program to five counties impacted
by May’s severe weather.

“Local governments in five counties and the State of Ohio
have spent millions responding to the Memorial Day storms and have suffered
millions more in damages,” said Governor DeWine. “This request, if granted by
FEMA, will help them recoup some of those expenses.”


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