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AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
203 PM EDT WED SEP 2 2015

INZ067-032200-
KNOX-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...VINCENNES
203 PM EDT WED SEP 2 2015

...AN OZONE ACTION DAY HAS BEEN DECLARED...

THE OFFICIALS AT THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
MANAGEMENT HAVE CALLED FOR AN OZONE ACTION DAY ON
THURSDAY...SEPTEMBER 3 FOR THE FOLLOWING INDIANA COUNTY...

KNOX...

AN OZONE ACTION DAY MEANS THAT A COMBINATION OF THE HIGH
TEMPERATURES...LIGHT WINDS...AND OTHER FACTORS...ARE EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE CONDITIONS WHERE HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE EMISSIONS...MAY
EXCEED FEDERALLY MANDATED STANDARDS.

HERE ARE SOME RECOMMENDED ACTIONS THAT THE PUBLIC CAN TAKE TO REDUCE
OZONE FORMING EMISSIONS.

RIDE THE BUS INSTEAD OF TAKING YOUR CAR.
CAR-POOL WITH A FRIEND OR CO-WORKER.
REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT IN DRIVE THRU LANES.
POSTPONE FILLING OR TOPPING OFF YOUR GAS TANK UNTIL AFTER DARK.
PUT OFF MOWING YOUR LAWN UNTIL AFTER 600 PM.

$$

INZ086-040000-
VANDERBURGH-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...EVANSVILLE
1121 AM CDT WED SEP 2 2015

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THURSDAY...

THE EVANSVILLE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY...THE VANDERBURGH
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CONTINUES WITH AN OZONE ALERT...IN EFFECT
THROUGH 7 PM THURSDAY.

A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR OZONE HAS BEEN ISSUED. AMBIENT
CONCENTRATIONS OF OZONE MAY REACH OR EXCEED THE LEVEL OF THE
NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR OZONE. WITHIN A FEW HOURS
OR DAYS...EXPOSURE TO HIGHER LEVELS OF OZONE CAN CAUSE LUNG AND
THROAT IRRITATION...SHORTNESS OF BREATH...INCREASE THE FREQUENCY OF
ASTHMA ATTACKS...AND AGGRAVATE RESPIRATORY DISEASES SUCH AS...
ASTHMA...EMPHYSEMA...AND BRONCHITIS.

CHILDREN...ACTIVE ADULTS...AND PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY DISEASES
SHOULD LIMIT PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXERTION...ESPECIALLY DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING WHEN OZONE LEVELS ARE THE HIGHEST. NO OPEN
BURNING IS ALLOWED DURING OZONE ALERTS.

$$

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