Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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AEUS74 KLCH 020830
AQALCH

AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
330 AM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

TXZ201-215-216-022300-
HARDIN-JEFFERSON-ORANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUMBERTON...SILSBEE...BEAUMONT...
PORT ARTHUR...ORANGE...VIDOR...BRIDGE CITY
330 AM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...

THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IS FORECASTING A CODE
ORANGE OZONE ACTION DAY FOR JEFFERSON...ORANGE...AND HARDIN
COUNTIES...IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT THIS
EVENING.

THE AIR QUALITY INDEX INDICATES THAT OZONE WILL BE AT THE ORANGE
LEVEL...WHICH MEANS MEMBERS OF SENSITIVE GROUPS MAY EXPERIENCE
HEALTH EFFECTS. THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS NOT LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED.
INCREASING OZONE LEVELS MAY CAUSE UNHEALTHY AIR QUALITY DURING
AFTERNOON HOURS. ACTIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS...THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE
WITH RESPIRATORY DISEASES SUCH AS ASTHMA...SHOULD AVOID PROLONGED
OUTDOOR EXERTION.

PLEASE TAKE WHATEVER VOLUNTARY STEPS YOU CAN TO REDUCE EMISSIONS
THAT CONTRIBUTE TO OZONE FORMATION. DRIVE LESS AND MAKE SURE YOUR
AUTOMOBILE IS IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION. MAKE SURE YOUR GAS CAP IS
TIGHT. WAIT UNTIL AFTER 6 PM TO REFUEL YOUR VEHICLE AND USE GAS
POWERED LAWN EQUIPMENT.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CURRENT AIR QUALITY AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO
HELP PREVENT OZONE FORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE D E Q WEBSITE
WWW.OZONEACTIONDAY.ORG.

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