Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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Air Quality Alert Message
Relayed by National Weather Service Paducah KY
1053 AM CDT Wed Jul 21 2021

Including the cities of Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville,
Evansville, Boonville, and Rockport
1053 AM CDT Wed Jul 21 2021


The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has called for an
Air Quality Action Day for high levels of Fine Particles PM 2.5
due to smoke in the air for today and Thursday for the following
Southwest Indiana counties:

  Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, Spencer, Gibson, and Pike.

 This alert is in effect until midnight CDT Thursday night.

A Particulate Alert is issued when the concentration of fine
particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns in the atmosphere may
exceed federally mandated standards.

Here are some recommended actions that the public can take to reduce
the impact of Particulates on their health:

     * Avoid burning wood in fireplaces or wood fired boilers
     * Reduce activity time outdoors to reduce unhealthy exposure
       to fine particulates and avoid exercising near busy roads
     * Avoid using gasoline powered lawn equipment or recreational
     * Turn off your engine when idling for more than 10 seconds
     * Conserve energy by turning off lights or setting the air
       conditioner to 75 degrees or above.

Anyone sensitive to changes in air quality may be affected when
Particulates PM 2.5 are high. Children, the elderly, and anyone with
heart or lung conditions should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy
work outdoors.


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