The consequences of the forest fires that are registered in Canada are increasingly affecting the United States.
New York City suffered the worst air quality of any major metropolitan area on Tuesday to the point that it knocked India’s capital New Delhi out of place; the values indicate that it reached the level of “very unhealthy”.
The dense smoke from the fires in Canada, accompanied by an intense smell of burning, has darkened New York and much of the northeastern United States this Tuesday and Wednesday.
Visibility in the Big Apple was almost completely reduced (impossible to glimpse landmarks as representative as the pinnacle of the Empire State Building, always visible), while the sky took on a yellowish color, typical of sandstorms at other latitudes.
Numerous states have issued alerts for poor air quality, which can go on for days. While social networks are filled with snapshots of New York and other cities covered in smoke.