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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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The Red Cross shelter located at the Putnam Centennial Center in Cle Elum at 719 E 3rd Street is continuing to receive indoor air monitoring. Indoor air monitoring from September 7, shows an “unhealthy for sensitive groups” level, which is healthier than the external air quality.
Initial monitoring conducted in Putnum Centennial Center on Monday, September 4 showed readings of moderate indoor air quality. However, additional monitoring after the 4th, showed unhealthy air levels. In response Red Cross has utilized access to two indoor air scrubbers and the Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) made recommendations about keeping exterior air out of the building.
Residents can take steps to protect themselves from the health effects of wildfire smoke by following the Washington State Department of Health’s recommendations below:
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, 509-962-7515
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.