Air Quality Alert
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AEUS71 KALY 280319
AQAALY

AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1119 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

CTZ001-013-290300-
NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TORRINGTON...OAKVILLE...GAYLORDSVILLE...
NEW MILFORD...TERRYVILLE...THOMASTON
1119 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY UNTIL 11 PM
SATURDAY...

THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

NORTHERN LITCHFIELD...SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD.

AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT OZONE WITHIN THE REGION
MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED THE HEALTH STANDARD. THE COMBINATION OF
VERY WARM TEMPERATURES AND A SOUTHWEST WIND FLOW IS CONDUCIVE FOR
HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE TO FORM ACROSS INLAND CONNECTICUT. RESIDENTS
ARE URGED TO AVOID STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES...ESPECIALLY
SENSITIVE GROUPS SUCH AS THE ELDERLY.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT THE CONNECTICUT
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEB SITE AT
HTTP://WWW.CT.GOV/DEEP/AQI


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NYZ039>041-043-047>054-058>061-063>066-082-084-290300-
SOUTHERN FULTON-MONTGOMERY-NORTHERN SARATOGA-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
SCHOHARIE-WESTERN SCHENECTADY-EASTERN SCHENECTADY-SOUTHERN SARATOGA-
WESTERN ALBANY-EASTERN ALBANY-WESTERN RENSSELAER-EASTERN RENSSELAER-
WESTERN GREENE-EASTERN GREENE-WESTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN COLUMBIA-
WESTERN ULSTER-EASTERN ULSTER-WESTERN DUTCHESS-EASTERN DUTCHESS-
NORTHERN FULTON-SOUTHERN WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GLOVERSVILLE...JOHNSTOWN...AMSTERDAM...
SARATOGA LAKE...SARATOGA SPRINGS...HULETTS LANDING...WHITEHALL...
GRANVILLE...COBLESKILL...BREAKABEEN...GILBOA...LIVINGSTONVILLE...
MIDDLEBURGH...NORTH BLENHEIM...JEFFERSON...MARIAVILLE...DELANSON...
DUANESBURG...SCHENECTADY...ROTTERDAM...BURNT HILLS...BALLSTON SPA...
MECHANICVILLE...CLIFTON PARK...WATERFORD...WESTERLO...ALTAMONT...
BERNE...KNOX...PRESTON HOLLOW...ALBANY...TROY...BERLIN...
EAGLE BRIDGE...HOOSICK FALLS...STEPHENTOWN...HUNTER...TANNERSVILLE...
WINDHAM...PRATTSVILLE...CATSKILL...COXSACKIE...ATHENS...CAIRO...
JEFFERSON HEIGHTS...HUDSON...NEW LEBANON...ELLENVILLE...WOODSTOCK...
WEST HURLEY...WEST SHOKAN...KERHONKSON...NAPANOCH...SUNDOWN...
KINGSTON...NEW PALTZ...POUGHKEEPSIE...BEACON...ARLINGTON...PAWLING...
WINGDALE...DOVER PLAINS...MILLBROOK...STANFORDVILLE...PINE PLAINS...
AMENIA...CAROGA LAKE...HUDSON FALLS...FORT EDWARD...CAMBRIDGE...
GREENWICH...MIDDLE FALLS...NORTH EASTON
1119 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION HAS
ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

DUTCHESS...ULSTER...COLUMBIA...GREENE...SCHOHARIE...ALBANY...
RENSSELAER...SARATOGA...SCHENECTADY...WASHINGTON...FULTON...
MONTGOMERY.

AIR QUALITY LEVELS IN OUTDOOR AIR ARE PREDICTED TO BE GREATER THAN AN
AIR QUALITY INDEX VALUE OF 100 FOR THE POLLUTANT OF OZONE. THE AIR
QUALITY INDEX...OR AQI...WAS CREATED AS AN EASY WAY TO CORRELATE
LEVELS OF DIFFERENT POLLUTANTS TO ONE SCALE. THE HIGHER THE AQI
VALUE...THE GREATER THE HEALTH CONCERN.

WHEN POLLUTION LEVELS ARE ELEVATED...THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH RECOMMENDS THAT INDIVIDUALS CONSIDER LIMITING STRENUOUS OUTDOOR
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS. PEOPLE
WHO MAY BE ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE TO THE EFFECTS OF ELEVATED LEVELS
OF POLLUTANTS INCLUDE THE VERY YOUNG...AND THOSE WITH PRE
EXISTING RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SUCH AS ASTHMA OR HEART DISEASE.
THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS SHOULD CONSIDER CONSULTING THEIR PERSONAL
PHYSICIAN.

A TOLL FREE AIR QUALITY HOTLINE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED SO NEW YORK
RESIDENTS CAN STAY INFORMED ON THE AIR QUALITY SITUATION.
THE TOLL FREE NUMBER IS: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5.

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