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    Posted June 21, 2013 by
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    Singapore Smog Worsens

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     U.S. student alexiaml is facing a weekend inside her Singapore home with her husband as haze from Indonesia forest fires continued to hang over the island. The country is suffering from record levels of pollution, and she says the smell is so strong she rarely goes out -- her images show the haze over her neighborhood and a nearby shipyard. "People have been wearing masks -- I went to the grocery store today but they were all sold out," she said. Making matters worse is the fact the island has seen little rain. "I'm already getting cabin fever but we'll stay inside for the weekend, we've got lots of frozen food," she said. Read the latest from CNN here.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    The haze and smoke intensifies in Singapore on Day Five of the condition. Forest fires from Sumatra, Indonesia have caused heavy amounts of smog in neighboring Singapore, and PSI (Pollution Standards Index) levels are at a record-crushing 400. This is categorized as both "unhealthy" and "hazardous." Local government has advised people to stay indoors, though smog has seeped into many buildings. Photos attached are taken from Sembawang, a northern neighborhood in Singapore, adjacent to the shipyards.

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