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TXZ213-237-238-010000-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
130 PM CDT WED JUN 29 2016

...OZONE ACTION DAY FOR THURSDAY...

THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (TCEQ)...HAS ISSUED AN
OZONE ACTION DAY FOR THE HOUSTON...GALVESTON...AND BRAZORIA AREAS FOR
THURSDAY...JUNE 30 2016.

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FAVORABLE FOR PRODUCING
HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE POLLUTION IN THE HOUSTON...GALVESTON AND
SURROUNDING AREAS ON THURSDAY. YOU CAN HELP PREVENT OZONE
POLLUTION BY SHARING A RIDE...WALKING...RIDING A BICYCLE...TAKING
YOUR LUNCH TO WORK...AVOIDING DRIVE THROUGH LANES...CONSERVING
ENERGY AND KEEPING YOUR VEHICLE PROPERLY TUNED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OZONE:

OZONE: THE FACTS (WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/AIRQUALITY/MONOPS/OZONEFACTS.HTML)

EPA AIR NOW:
(WWW.AIRNOW.GOV/INDEX.CFM?ACTION=AIRNOW.LOCAL_CITY&CITYID=236)

TAKE CARE OF TEXAS: (WWW.TAKECAREOFTEXAS.ORG/AIR/AIRQUALITY)

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TXZ201-215-216-302100-
HARDIN-JEFFERSON-ORANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUMBERTON...SILSBEE...BEAUMONT...
SABINE PASS...SEA RIM STATE PARK...ORANGE...VIDOR...BRIDGE CITY
134 PM CDT WED JUN 29 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 6 PM CDT THURSDAY...

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 TO 6 PM CDT THURSDAY.

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 T C E Q WEBSITE
WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/GOTO/OZONEFACTS.

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