NWS: Air Quality Alert

The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert for our area:

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Text of the Alert:

INZ003>005-018-024-025-152315-
La Porte-St. Joseph IN-Elkhart-Allen IN-Wabash-Huntington-
Including the cities of Michigan City, La Porte, South Bend,
Mishawaka, New Carlisle, Walkerton, Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee,
Fort Wayne, New Haven, Wabash, North Manchester, Huntington,
and Roanoke
112 PM EDT Tue Jun 14 2022 /1212 PM CDT Tue Jun 14 2022/

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

An Air Quality Action Day has been declared by the Indiana
Department of Environmental Management for La Porte, St. Joseph,
Elkhart, Allen, Wabash and Huntington in Indiana...and is in effect
until 11 PM CDT Wednesday.

Ozone levels are expected to be in the Red or unhealthy for
sensitive groups range.

People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to
ozone and fine particulate 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 https://apps.idem.in.gov/smogwatch/ or the EPA AIRNOW web
site at www.airnow.gov and click on Indiana.

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