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INZ086-260130-
VANDERBURGH-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...EVANSVILLE
531 PM CDT FRI JUN 24 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM CDT SATURDAY...

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY IN EVANSVILLE INDIANA AND THE
VANDERBURGH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS CALLED FOR AN OZONE FOR
SATURDAY...JUNE 25TH 2016. AN OZONE ALERT MEANS THAT A COMBINATION
OF HIGH TEMPERATURES...LIGHT WINDS AND OTHER FACTORS ARE EXPECTED
TO PRODUCE CONDITIONS WHERE HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE EMISSIONS MAY
EXCEED FEDERALLY MANDATED STANDARDS. THE ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 6
AM TO 9 PM CDT SATURDAY.

A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR OZONE HAS BEEN ISSUED.
MEMBERS OF SENSITIVE GROUPS MAY EXPERIENCE HEALTH EFFECTS. THE
GENERAL PUBLIC IS NOT LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED. OZONE CONCENTRATIONS
MAY REACH OR EXCEED THE LEVEL OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY
STANDARDS. 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 LEVELS ARE THE HIGHEST. NO
OPEN BURNING IS ALLOWED DURING AIR QUALITY ALERTS. HERE ARE SOME
RECOMMENDED TIPS TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF EMISSIONS. DELAY ANY
DRIVING THAT IS NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY...SINCE AUTO EMISSIONS
CAN CONTRIBUTE TO OZONE AND PARTICULATE FORMATION. CONSIDER PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION IF AVAILABLE. IF YOU HAVE A RESPIRATORY ILLNESS...
REMAIN INDOORS WITH AIR CONDITIONING IF POSSIBLE.

$$

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
151 PM EDT FRI JUN 24 2016

INZ037-039>041-046-048-054>056-061>064-067-068-071-260000-
BOONE-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-HENDRICKS-HANCOCK-MORGAN-JOHNSON-
SHELBY-GREENE-MONROE-BROWN-BARTHOLOMEW-KNOX-DAVIESS-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANDERSON...MUNCIE...SHELBYVILLE...
BLOOMINGTON...COLUMBUS...VINCENNES...SEYMOUR
151 PM EDT FRI JUN 24 2016

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

THE OFFICIALS AT THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
MANAGEMENT HAVE CALLED FOR AN OZONE ACTION DAY ON SATURDAY...JUNE
25TH FOR THE FOLLOWING INDIANA COUNTIES...

BOONE...HAMILTON...MADISON...DELAWARE...HENDRICKS...HANCOCK...
MORGAN...JOHNSON...SHELBY...GREENE...MONROE...BROWN...BARTHOLOMEW...
KNOX...DAVIESS AND JACKSON.

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.

$$

LEE

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