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The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert in effect through Friday at 8:00 pm:

INZ003>005-018-025-200000-
La Porte-St. Joseph IN-Elkhart-Allen IN-Huntington-
Including the cities of Michigan City, La Porte, South Bend, Mishawaka, New Carlisle, Walkerton, Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Fort Wayne, New Haven, Huntington, and Roanoke
312 PM EDT Thu Jun 18 2020 /212 PM CDT Thu Jun 18 2020/

…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT FRIDAY…

The Air Quality Alert has been extended by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management into Friday for La Porte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Allen and Huntington counties in Indiana…and is in effect until 8 PM EDT Friday.

Ozone Levels are expected to be in the Orange or unhealthy for sensitive groups range.

People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone formation. These activities include…refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling, using gasoline powered lawn equipment and using charcoal lighter fluid. Positive activities include…car pooling, biking to work, delaying or combining errands and using water based paints.

It is recommended that people with respiratory diseases such as asthma limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

For additional information, please visit the IDEM SMOG Watch web site at www.in.gov/apps/idem/smog/ or the EPA AIRNOW web site at www.airnow.gov and click on Indiana.

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