Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1248 PM EDT MON MAY 23 2016

MIZ077-078-240300-
BERRIEN-CASS MI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NILES...BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...
FAIR PLAIN...BENTON HEIGHTS...BUCHANAN...PAW PAW LAKE...DOWAGIAC...
CASSOPOLIS...MARCELLUS
1248 PM EDT MON MAY 23 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FOR TODAY MAY 23RD...

THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS
DECLARED TODAY MAY 23RD TO BE AN ACTION DAY FOR ELEVATED LEVELS
OF OZONE. POLLUTANTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE UNHEALTHY FOR
SENSITIVE GROUPS RANGE.

THE ACTION DAY IS IN EFFECT FOR BERRIEN AND CASS COUNTIES IN
MICHIGAN.

PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES ARE URGED TO AVOID ACTIVITIES WHICH LEAD
TO OZONE FORMATION. THESE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE...REFUELING VEHICLES
OR TOPPING OFF WHEN REFUELING...USING GASOLINE POWERED LAWN
EQUIPMENT...AND USING CHARCOAL LIGHTER FLUID. POSITIVE ACTIVITIES
INCLUDE...CAR POOLING...BIKING TO WORK...DELAYING OR COMBINING
ERRANDS AND USING WATER BASED PAINTS.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ACTIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS...AND PERSONS
WITH RESPIRATORY DISEASES SUCH AS ASTHMA...LIMIT PROLONGED
OUTDOOR EXERTION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE SEE THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PAGE ON THE INTERNET AT...
HTTP://WWW.DEQMIAIR.ORG.

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