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Air Quality Alert

ALZ024-025-281930-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT MONTGOMERY AL
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
223 PM CDT WED AUG 27 2014

...CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR JEFFERSON AND
SHELBY COUNTIES...

THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT...ADEM...HAS
ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR JEFFERSON AND SHELBY COUNTIES FOR
THURSDAY...AUGUST 28.

UNDER CODE ORANGE CONDITIONS...GROUND LEVEL OZONE CONCENTRATIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO REACH LEVELS THAT ARE UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS.
CHILDREN AND PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA...ARE INDIVIDUALS MOST AT RISK UNDER
THESE EXPECTED CONDITIONS.

ADEM RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS DURING AN AIR QUALITY FOR
OZONE:

CONSERVE ELECTRICITY AND SET YOUR AIR CONDITIONER AT A HIGHER
TEMPERATURE.

LIMIT DRIVING AND COMBINE ERRANDS.

USE THE BUS OR CAR POOL TO WORK.

AVOID USE OF GASOLINE POWER LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT.

REFUEL CARS AND TRUCKS AFTER 6 PM.

LIMIT ENGINE IDLING.

USE HOUSEHOLD...WORKSHOP...AND GARDEN CHEMICALS IN WAYS THAT KEEP
EVAPORATION TO A MINIMUM...OR TRY TO AVOID THEM WHEN POOR AIR
QUALITY IS FORECAST.

IF BREATHING BECOMES DIFFICULT...MOVE INDOORS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO ON AN AIR QUALITY ALERT DAY...
VISIT THE ADEM WEBSITE AT WWW.ADEM.STATE.AL.US...AND CLICK ON AIR
QUALITY FORECAST. YOU CAN ALSO VISIT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AGENCY AT AIRNOW.GOV.

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