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INZ086-202045-
Vanderburgh-
Including the city of Evansville
331 PM CDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY...

The Environmental Protection Agency in Evansville Indiana and the
Vanderburgh County Health Department has called for an Ozone Alert
for Sunday August 20, 2017. 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 11 AM to 7
PM CDT Sunday.

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.

$$

DRS

Air Quality Alert Message
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
905 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017

INZ061-067-068-071-210115-
Greene-Knox-Daviess-Jackson-
Including the cities of Vincennes and Seymour
905 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017


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

The officials at the Indiana Department of Environmental
Management have called for an Ozone Action Day on Sunday, August
20 for the following Indiana counties...

Jackson, Daviess, Greene, and 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:

     * Walk, bike, carpool or use public transportation.
     * Avoid using the drive-through and combine errands into one trip.
     * Avoid refueling your vehicle or using gasoline-powered lawn
       equipment until after 7pm.
     * Turn off your engine when idling for more than 30 seconds.
     * Conserve energy by turning off lights or setting the air
       conditioner to 75 degrees or above.

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