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Air Quality Alert, Special Statement

Statement as of 10:01 AM CDT on August 20, 2017

Expires 4:45 PM EDT on August 20, 2017


... Air quality alert in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...

The environmental protection agency in Evansville Indiana and the
Vanderburgh County health department has called for an ozone alert for
today. 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 until 7 PM CDT this
evening.

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


1001 am CDT sun Aug 20 2017

... Air quality alert in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...

The environmental protection agency in Evansville Indiana and the
Vanderburgh County health department has called for an ozone alert for
today. 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 until 7 PM CDT this
evening.

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

444 am CDT sun Aug 20 2017

... Afternoon heat index values around 100 degrees expected this
afternoon and Monday afternoon...

For travelers and residents alike, hot and humid conditions will
be the rule for the afternoon hours this Sunday and Monday.

All of the quad state region, including southern Illinois,
southwest Indiana, west Kentucky, and southeast Missouri will see
heat index values in the middle and upper 90s each afternoon.

For those of you living in southeast Missouri and southern
Illinois, heat index values could range between 100 and 103
degrees by the middle of the afternoon on both days.

If you are planning to view the solar eclipse or participate in
other outdoor activities, then please bring along plenty of water
to keep hydrated. If you have any opportunity to do so, take
breaks in the shade or in an air conditioned building.

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible today and on Monday over
parts of the region. Unfortunately, any rain or cloud cover will
do little to lessen the heat and humidity.

Storms will move through the region on Tuesday and will eventually bring
cooler temperatures to the quad state region during the latter
half of this week.


Smith


444 am CDT sun Aug 20 2017

... Afternoon heat index values around 100 degrees expected this
afternoon and Monday afternoon...

For travelers and residents alike, hot and humid conditions will
be the rule for the afternoon hours this Sunday and Monday.

All of the quad state region, including southern Illinois,
southwest Indiana, west Kentucky, and southeast Missouri will see
heat index values in the middle and upper 90s each afternoon.

For those of you living in southeast Missouri and southern
Illinois, heat index values could range between 100 and 103
degrees by the middle of the afternoon on both days.

If you are planning to view the solar eclipse or participate in
other outdoor activities, then please bring along plenty of water
to keep hydrated. If you have any opportunity to do so, take
breaks in the shade or in an air conditioned building.

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible today and on Monday over
parts of the region. Unfortunately, any rain or cloud cover will
do little to lessen the heat and humidity.

Storms will move through the region on Tuesday and will eventually bring
cooler temperatures to the quad state region during the latter
half of this week.


Smith

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


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

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