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TXZ102>105-117>121-131-133>135-152230-

Air Quality Alert Message
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Relayed by National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
218 PM CDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...OZONE ACTION DAY...

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued
an Ozone Action Day for the Dallas-Fort Worth area for Saturday,
June 15, 2024.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone air pollution in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
on Saturday. You can help prevent ozone pollution by sharing a
ride, walking, riding a bicycle, taking your lunch to work,
avoiding drive-through lanes, conserving energy, and keeping your
vehicle properly tuned.

For more information on ozone:

Ozone: The Facts (www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/ozonefacts)

Air North Texas: (www.airnorthtexas.org)

EPA Air Now
(www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action.local_state&STATEID=45&TAB=0)

Take care of Texas (www.takecareoftexas.org)

North Central Texas Council of Governments Air Quality
(www.nctcog.org/trans/air/index.asp)

$$

TXZ213-237-238-313-337-338-437>439-152315-

Air Quality Alert Message
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Relayed By National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
208 PM CDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...Ozone Action Day...

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued an
Ozone Action Day for the Houston, Galveston, and Brazoria area for Saturday,
June 15, 2024.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone pollution in the Houston, Galveston, and
surrounding areas on Saturday. You can help prevent ozone pollution by
sharing a ride, walking, riding a bicycle, taking your lunch to work,
avoiding drive through lanes, conserving energy and keeping your vehicle
properly tuned.

For more information on ozone:
Ozone: The Facts www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/monops/ozonefacts.html
EPA AirNow: www.airnow.gov/?city=Houston&state=TX&country=USA
Take Care of Texas:
www.takecareoftexas.org/conservation-tips/keep-our-air-clean

$$

OHZ042-051-053-060>062-151845-
Darke-Miami-Clark-Preble-Montgomery-Greene-
Including the cities of Greenville, Troy, Piqua, Tipp City,
Springfield, Eaton, Camden, Downtown Dayton, Kettering, Beavercreek,
Fairborn, and Xenia
234 PM EDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT EDT
MONDAY NIGHT...

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Regional Air
Pollution Control Agency have issued an Air Quality Alert for
Montgomery, Miami, Greene, Clark, Preble and Darke counties in the
Miami Valley Region, from midnight tonight to midnight EDT Monday
night.

Levels of ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy
standards.

On Alert days, help reduce ozone by taking the following actions:

  * Carpool, if possible, bike, walk or take the bus instead of
    driving alone.
  * Refuel your vehicle after 8 pm.
  * Do not idle your vehicle, exhaust contributes to air pollution.
  * Mow your lawn in the evening hours and avoid the use of
    gas-powered lawn equipment.

For additional actions and information, visit miamivalleyair.org or
call 937-223-6323

$$

GAZ014-020>023-031>035-042>048-053>057-068-152145-

Air Quality Alert Message
Georgia Dept of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division
Relayed by National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
135 PM EDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR ATLANTA FOR
Saturday June 15...

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental
Protection Division has issued a Code Orange (Unhealthy for
sensitive groups) Air Quality Alert for Atlanta for
Saturday June 15.

Under Code Orange conditions, the outdoor air quality is likely to
be unhealthy for some people.  Children, people who are sensitive
to ozone, and people with heart or lung disease should limit
prolonged outdoor exertion during the late afternoon or early
evening when ozone concentrations are highest.

For additional information on the Air Quality Index, please visit
http://airnow.gov.

$$

CTZ009-150300-
Southern Fairfield-
127 PM EDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
has issued an Air Quality Action Day for the following counties:

Southern Fairfield

until 11 PM EDT This Evening.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the
region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For additional
information, please visit the Connecticut Department of Energy and
Environmental Protection Web site at http://www.ct.gov/deep/aqi

$$

NJZ002-004-006-103>108-150300-
Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen-
Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union-
127 PM EDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an
Air Quality Action Day for the following counties:

Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, and Union,

Until 11 PM EDT This Evening.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the
region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.

For additional information, please visit the New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection Web site at http://www.njaqinow.net

$$

NYZ069>075-078-080-176>179-150300-
Rockland-Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester-
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-
Northwest Suffolk-Southwest Suffolk-Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-
Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
127 PM EDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has
issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties:

Nassau, Suffolk, New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond,
Westchester, and Rockland,

Until 11 PM EDT This Evening.

Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than
an Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground Level
Ozone. The Air Quality Index, or AQI, was created as an easy way to
correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher
the AQI value, the greater the health concern.

When pollution levels are elevated, the New York State Department of
Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous
outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health
effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of
elevated levels of pollutants include the very young, and those with
preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease.
Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal
physician.

A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York
residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll
free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5.

$$

CAZ567-160315-
Imperial Valley-
Including the cities of El Centro, Calexico, Alamorio, and Brawley
943 AM PDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR ELEVATED OZONE AIR POLLUTION...

The Imperial County APCD has issued an air quality alert for the
Imperial Valley due to high levels of ozone (smog). The air quality
alert is in effect Saturday, June 15, from 10 AM to 8 PM.

Elevated levels of ozone - the predominant summertime pollutant -
are likely to result in poor air quality in the afternoon and early-
evening hours. Ozone air pollution can cause respiratory health
problems, including trouble breathing, asthma attacks, and lung
damage. Children, older adults, and people with asthma or COPD may
be more sensitive to the health effects of ozone.

Air quality can change depending on time of day and weather
conditions. Increased emissions of chemicals and faster ozone
formation rates due to heat, along with low winds and stagnant
weather can cause unusually high and persistent levels of ozone
pollution.

To help minimize ozone air pollution levels:
* Limit the use of gasoline powered lawn and garden equipment until
evening hours
* Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher
temperature
* Try to delay trips to the gas station and the use of household
chemicals until the evening

Check air quality levels and take appropriate action as needed. When
air quality index (AQI) levels are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
(orange), people with heart or lung disease, pregnant women,
children, and older adults should limit prolonged or heavy outdoor
exertion. When air quality reaches Unhealthy (red) AQI levels,
everyone may experience adverse health effects and sensitive groups
should avoid prolonged time outdoors. At Very Unhealthy (purple) AQI
levels, sensitive groups should avoid all outdoor physical activity
and everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

To view current and forecast air quality within Imperial County
visit the Imperial County Air Quality website at
http://www.imperialvalleyair.org/ or follow ICAPCD on Twitter,
facebook or Instagram (@county_air).

$$

TNZ007>009-025>030-057-059-060-062-063-150500-
Robertson-Sumner-Macon-Dickson-Cheatham-Davidson-Wilson-Trousdale-
Smith-Hickman-Williamson-Maury-Rutherford-Cannon-
Including the cities of Springfield, Hendersonville, Gallatin,
Goodlettsville, Lafayette, Dickson, Ashland City, Kingston Springs,
Nashville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Hartsville, Carthage,
South Carthage, Gordonsville, Centerville, Franklin, Brentwood,
Columbia, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, and Woodbury
1104 AM CDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has issued
a Code Orange Health Advisory for the Nashville area.. until
midnight CDT tonight.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Ozone has been issued. Ground
level Ozone concentrations within the region may approach or exceed
unhealthy standards. The general public is not likely to be
affected. Active children and adults, and people with a respiratory
disease such as Asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. For
additional information...visit the Tennessee Department of
Environment and Conservation site at
http://www.tennessee.gov/environment.

$$

27

ARZ032-039-043>045-055-150400-

Air Quality Alert Message
Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality
Arkansas Division of Health
Relayed By National Weather Service Little Rock AR
1054 AM CDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...Code Orange Ozone Forecast For Today 6/14/24...

The ozone forecast for today is code orange...which means its
time to get serious about ozone pollution in central Arkansas.

The Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas
Division of Health have declared an Ozone Action Advisory for
today in Pulaski, Faulkner, Lonoke, Grant, Perry, and Saline
Counties.

Code Orange conditions are unhealthy for sensitive groups. Active
children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as
asthma should limit prolonged outdoor exertion today. Symptoms of
ozone exposure may include shortness of breath, coughing,
wheezing, headaches, nausea, and eye and throat irritation.

To help reduce ozone formation, avoid driving at peak times
during the day, such as lunchtime. Postpone or combine errands.
Keep your car well tuned and avoid jack rabbit starts and
excessive idling. Refuel motor vehicles and mow lawns during the
late afternoon or evening hours only.

For more information on ozone, contact Metro Plan at 501-372-
3300. For more information on health effects, call the Arkansas
Division of Health at 501-661-2000. Additional information may
also be obtained from the air division of the Arkansas Division
of Environmental Quality at 501-682-0744.

$$

TXZ201-515-516-615-616-151000-
Hardin-Upper Jefferson-Northern Orange-Lower Jefferson-
Southern Orange-
Including the cities of Lumberton, Silsbee, Beaumont, China,
Mauriceville, Nederland, Port Arthur, Sea Rim State Park,
Sabine Pass, Orange, Bridge City, and Vidor
458 AM CDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is forecasting a Code
Orange Air Quality Alert, from 10 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this
evening.

The Air Quality Index indicates that Ground Level 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.

More information about current air quality is available at the T C E
Q website www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/monops.

$$

ARZ036-MSZ001-TNZ088-142230-

Air Quality Alert Message
Shelby County Health Department
Relayed by National Weather Service Memphis TN
400 AM CDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...Code Orange Ozone Forecast for Today...

The Shelby County Health Department has issued a Code Orange Ozone
Forecast effective for Shelby County Tennessee, Crittenden County
Arkansas, and DeSoto County Mississippi, including the city of
Memphis for today, Friday, June 14. This ozone forecast is due to
forecasted ozone values that will be unhealthy for sensitive groups.
These values will exceed the Environmental Protection Agency`s
federal safe health standard. The Shelby County Health Department
recommends that sensitive groups which include active children and
adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, limit
prolonged outdoor exertion. Please continue to check the latest air
quality forecasts and updates until monitored values return to safe
levels.

For more information go to www.airnow.gov.

$$

LAZ034-046>048-083>086-150845-
Pointe Coupee-Iberville-West Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge-
Northern Livingston-Southern Livingston-Western Ascension-
Eastern Ascension-
Including the cities of New Roads, Lettsworth, Livonia,
Bayou Sorrel, Plaquemine, White Castle, Port Allen, Addis, Brusly,
Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Walker, Livingston, Springfield,
Killian, Whitehall, French Settlement, Sorrento, Acy, Gonzales,
Prairieville, Geismar, and Donaldsonville
335 AM CDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is forecasting an
Ozone Advisory Day for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge,
Livingston, Ascension, Iberville, and Pointe Coupee Parishes, .

The Air Quality Index indicates that ozone will be at the Orange
level, which is unhealthy for sensitive groups. 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 D E Q website www.deq.louisiana.gov/enviroflash or by calling
8 6 6 8 9 6 5 3 3 7.

$$

LAZ058-060-064-068>070-076>080-087>090-150845-
St. John The Baptist-St. Charles-Upper St. Bernard-
Coastal Jefferson Parish-Lower Plaquemines-Lower St. Bernard-
Southeast St. Tammany-Western Orleans-Eastern Orleans-
Northern St. Tammany-Southwestern St. Tammany-Upper Jefferson-
Lower Jefferson-Upper Plaquemines-Central Plaquemines-
Including the cities of Laplace, Reserve, Destrehan, Norco,
Chalmette, Meraux, Violet, Grand Isle, Buras, Pointe A La Hache,
Port Sulphur, Boothville, Venice, Empire, Myrtle Grove, Yscloskey,
Delacroix, Shell Beach, Slidell, New Orleans, East New Orleans,
Covington, Folsom, Bush, Mandeville, Madisonville, Metairie, Kenner,
Harahan, Westwego, Marrero, Gretna, Lafitte, Barataria,
Jean Lafitte, Belle Chasse, Braithwaite, and Alliance
335 AM CDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is forecasting an
Ozone Advisory Day for Orleans, Jefferson, St John the Baptist, St
Charles, St Bernard, St Tammany, and Plaquemines Parishes, .

The Air Quality Index indicates that ozone will be at the Orange
level, which is unhealthy for sensitive groups. 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 D E Q website www.deq.louisiana.gov/enviroflash or by calling
8 6 6 8 9 6 5 3 3 7.

$$

MSZ083>088-150845-
Northern Hancock-Northern Harrison-Northern Jackson-Southern Hancock-
Southern Harrison-Southern Jackson-
Including the cities of Necaise, Sellers, Saucier, Lyman, Wade,
Vancleave, Escatawpa, Kiln, Pearlington, Waveland, Bay St. Louis,
Diamondhead, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi,
Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Moss Point, Gautier, and St. Martin
335 AM CDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is forecasting a
Ozone Advisory Day for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties, .

Weather conditions will be favorable for the formation of ozone. The
Air Quality Index indicates that ozone will be at the Orange level
which is unhealthy for sensitive groups. 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 D E Q website opc.deq.state.ms.us/aqi.

$$

NCZ071-072-082-150000-
Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union NC-
Including the cities of Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews, Concord,
Kannapolis, Monroe, Trinity, Indian Trail, and Weddington
357 AM EDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality in Raleigh NC
has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level Ozone
for Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Union Counties, from 10 AM this morning
until 8 PM EDT this evening.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone concentrations
within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For
additional information, please visit the North Carolina Division of
Air Quality Web site at https://airquality.climate.ncsu.edu/.

$$

SCZ008-010>013-019-101>109-150000-
Cherokee-Anderson-Abbeville-Laurens-Union SC-Greenwood-
Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-
Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-Central Greenville-
Southern Greenville-Northern Spartanburg-Southern Spartanburg-
Including the cities of Gaffney, Anderson, Abbeville, Calhoun Falls,
Laurens, Clinton, Union, Monarch Mills, Ware Shoals, Ninety Six,
Mountain Rest, Rocky Bottom, Glassy Mountain, Seneca, Walhalla,
Oakway, Westminster, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson, Greenville,
Taylors, Greer, Berea, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville,
Fountain Inn, Boiling Springs Sc, Fingerville, Duncan, Lyman,
Landrum, Wellford, Inman, and Spartanburg
357 AM EDT Fri Jun 14 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in
Columbia SC has issued a Code Orange Ground Level Ozone Action Day
for the Upstate region of South Carolina, from 10 AM this morning
until 8 PM EDT this evening.

An ozone action day means that atmospheric conditions will likely
produce unhealthy concentrations of ground level ozone air pollution.
A Code Orange forecast indicates that ground level ozone concentrations
are expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups, which includes people
with lung disease, older adults and children. Sensitive groups should
reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion, take more breaks, and do
less intense activities, especially during afternoon and early evening
hours. You can help prevent ozone pollution by walking or riding your
bicycle, taking your lunch to work, reducing idling, conserving energy,
and keeping your vehicle properly tuned. For additional information,
please visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental
Control web site at http://www.scdhec.gov/ozone or the Environmental
Protection Agency AirNow website at https://www.airnow.gov.

$$

JPT

CAZ061-065-142100-
Coachella Valley-San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning-
Including the cities of Indio, Palm Springs, Cathedral City,
Palm Desert, Palm Desert Country, La Quinta, and Coachella
152 PM PDT Thu Jun 13 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT DUE TO ELEVATED PARTICLE POLLUTION LEVELS FROM
WINDBLOWN DUST...

The South Coast AQMD has issued an air quality alert due to
increased particle pollution from blowing dust. The air quality
alert is in effect tomorrow.

In areas directly impacted by high levels of windblown dust, limit
your exposure by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed and
avoiding vigorous physical activity. Run your air conditioner or an
air purifier. If temperatures allow, avoid using whole house fans or
swamp coolers that bring in outside air.

Exposure to high particle pollution levels can cause serious health
problems, including asthma attacks, heart and lung disease symptoms,
and increased risk of respiratory infections. People with heart or
lung diseases should follow their doctor`s advice for dealing with
episodes of unhealthy air quality. Children, older adults, and
people with respiratory or heart disease should avoid prolonged
exposure and strenuous activities when particle pollution levels are
high.

To help minimize outdoor particle pollution levels:
* Carpool, telecommute, reduce trips, or take public transportation
* Slow down if driving on dirt roads
* Stabilize loose soils

Levels of particle pollution can vary hour by hour and by location
depending on wind conditions.

To view current and forecasted air quality levels, visit the South
Coast Air Quality Management District website at aqmd.gov or
download the mobile app at www.aqmd.gov/mobileapp. Additional
details for this air quality alert may be available at
www.aqmd.gov/advisory. For the latest air quality forecasts and
information, visit the website at aqmd.gov.

$$

NJZ008-009-010-150400-
Hunterdon-Morris-Somerset
345 PM EDT Thu Jun 13 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY JUNE 14...

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has
issued a code orange air quality alert Friday for North Central
New Jersey.

A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
particles...visit http://www.state.nj.us/dep/

$$

NJZ012-015-150400-
Middlesex-Mercer
345 PM EDT Thu Jun 13 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY JUNE 14...

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has
issued a code orange air quality alert Friday for Middlesex
and Mercer Counties.

A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
particles...visit http://www.state.nj.us/dep/

$$

NJZ017-018-019-150400-
Northwestern Burlington-Camden-Gloucester-
345 PM EDT Thu Jun 13 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY JUNE 14...

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has
issued a code orange air quality alert Friday for Southwestern
New Jersey.

A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
particles...visit http://www.state.nj.us/dep/

$$

PAZ070-071-101>106-150400-
Eastern Chester-Western Chester-Eastern Montgomery-Western
Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-Delaware-Philadelphia-
345 PM EDT Thu Jun 13 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY JUNE 14...

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has issued
a code orange air quality alert Friday for The Philadelphia
Metro area.

A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
particles...visit http://www.phila.gov/health/units/ams/

$$

ALZ024-025-142245-

Air Quality Alert Message
Alabama Department of Environmental Management Montgomery AL
Relayed by National Weather Service Birmingham AL
231 PM CDT Thu Jun 13 2024

...CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR JEFFERSON AND
SHELBY COUNTIES...

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management, ADEM, has issued
an Air Quality Alert for Jefferson and Shelby Counties for Friday,
June 14.

Under Code Orange conditions, ground level ozone concentrations are
expected to reach levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Children and people with asthma are individuals most at risk under
these expected conditions.

ADEM recommends the following actions during an air quality alert
for ozone:

Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher
temperature.

Limit driving and combine errands.

Use the bus or car pool to work.

Avoid use of gasoline power lawn and garden equipment.

Refuel cars and trucks after 6 PM.

Limit engine idling.

Use household, workshop, and garden chemicals in ways that keep
evaporation to a minimum, or try to avoid them when poor air quality
is forecast.

If breathing becomes difficult, move indoors.

For more information on what to do on an air quality alert day,
visit the Environmental Protection Agency website at airnow.gov

$$

Relayed By
National Weather Service TULSA OK
221 PM CDT Thu Jun 13 2024

OKZ054-060-061-064-067-150130-
Osage-Tulsa-Rogers-Creek-Wagoner-
Including the cities of Pawhuska, Tulsa, Claremore, Sapulpa,
and Wagoner
221 PM CDT Thu Jun 13 2024

...OZONE ALERT FRIDAY...

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has issued an ozone
alert for Friday, for the Tulsa metropolitan area.

An ozone alert means that conditions are favorable for the
buildup of ozone near the ground, to an unhealthy level.
When winds are light, the vapors from fuels such as gasoline,
exhaust from engines, and air pollutants from industrial activities
remain trapped near the ground. If sunshine is abundant when these
air pollutants build up, a chemical process is triggered that
results in the development of ozone near the ground during the
afternoon and evening hours.

While ozone in the upper levels of the atmosphere is beneficial in
screening the suns radiation, it is harmful near the ground. Ozone
can bother those with respiratory problems and can damage vegetation.

A few simple measures can be taken to help keep the ozone levels from
becoming unhealthy. During ozone alert days:

Postpone any unnecessary driving and car pool if possible.
If you do drive to work,turn The air conditioner in
your car off during your morning commute. You can also cut down on
extra driving by bringing your lunch to work. If you must refuel your
vehicle, do it in the evening after the sun goes down or
postpone your fueling to another day.

Postpone running the lawn mower and gas trimmer, the exhaust from
these small engines contributes a significant amount of pollution
to the air. Industrial facilities should reduce pollution emissions
as much as possible on ozone alert days.

These preventative measures, performed throughout the Tulsa metro
area, can have a tremendous effect in reducing the pollutants that
contribute to ozone problems.

For further information, contact The Oklahoma Department of
Environmental Quality at (918) 293-1600 or the Indian Nations
Council of Governments /incog/ at (918) 584-7526. Additional
information can also be found at www.ozonealert.com...
including current ozone levels around the Tulsa area.


$$

OKZ019-024>029-150300-
Logan-Canadian-Oklahoma-Lincoln-Grady-McClain-Cleveland-
Including the cities of Guthrie, Yukon, Concho, El Reno, Mustang,
Oklahoma City, Chandler, Stroud, Prague, Meeker, Davenport,
Wellston, Chickasha, Tuttle, Purcell, Newcastle, Blanchard, Norman,
and Moore
213 PM CDT Thu Jun 13 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM CDT FRIDAY...

The following statement was issued by the Oklahoma Department of
Environmental Quality.

An Air Quality Alert for Ozone has been issued for Friday for the
Oklahoma City Metropolitan area due to expected high concentrations
of ozone.

Persons with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce
physical exertion and outdoor activity.

The general public is encouraged to help alleviate the problem by
reducing vehicle miles traveled by riding the bus...carpooling...or
avoiding unnecessary trips. The public is also asked to avoid
refueling during the morning and early afternoon hours...and to
avoid the use of two cycle engines such as lawn mowers...
motorcycles...weed trimmers...and outboard engines. It is also
advised to limit outdoor burning.

For hourly updates on concentrations and possible health warnings,
telephone the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality at
405-702-4100. For more information on health effects, call the
American Lung Association of Oklahoma at 405-748-4674

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