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AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT MONTGOMERY AL
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
225 PM CDT MON MAY 23 2016

...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
TUESDAY...MAY 24.

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 ALERT
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.

$$

TNZ036>041-067>074-081-084-098>100-242200-
ANDERSON-UNION-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-NORTHWEST COCKE-
COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-ROANE-LOUDON-KNOX-JEFFERSON-NW BLOUNT-
BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NORTH SEVIER-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
SEQUATCHIE-MEIGS-MARION-HAMILTON-BRADLEY-
353 PM EDT MON MAY 23 2016 /253 PM CDT MON MAY 23 2016/

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM EDT TUESDAY...

THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION HAS ISSUED
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE KNOXVILLE/GREAT SMOKY
MOUNTAINS/CHATTANOOGA AREA...IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM EDT
TUESDAY.

A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR OZONE HAS BEEN ISSUED. GROUND
LEVEL OZONE CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED
UNHEALTHY STANDARDS. MEMBERS OF SENSITIVE GROUPS MAY EXPERIENCE
HEALTH EFFECTS. THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS NOT LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT
OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION WEB SITE AT
TENNESSEE.GOV/ENVIRONMENT/APC/OZONE (ALL LETTERS LOWER CASE).

$$

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