Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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Air Quality Alert
Relayed by National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1008 PM CDT Tue May 15 2018

TXZ201-215-216-170000-
Hardin-Jefferson-Orange-
Including the cities of Lumberton, Silsbee, Beaumont, Sabine Pass,
Sea Rim State Park, Orange, Vidor, and Bridge City
1008 PM CDT Tue May 15 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is forecasting a Code
Orange Ozone Action Day for Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties,
in effect from 8 AM to 7 PM CDT Wednesday.

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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