721  
AEUS73 KPAH 141308  
AQAPAH  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY  
808 AM CDT SAT JUL 14 2018  
 
INZ081-082-085>088-150500-  
GIBSON-PIKE-POSEY-VANDERBURGH-WARRICK-SPENCER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FORT BRANCH, PETERSBURG, POSEYVILLE,  
EVANSVILLE, BOONVILLE, AND ROCKPORT  
808 AM CDT SAT JUL 14 2018  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT
 
 
THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT HAS CALLED FOR AN  
AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE TODAY, JULY 14, 2018,  
FOR THE FOLLOWING SOUTHWEST INDIANA COUNTIES,  
 
VANDERBURGH, POSEY, WARRICK, SPENCER, GIBSON, AND PIKE.  
 
THIS ALERT IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT SATURDAY NIGHT.  
 
AN AIR QUALITY 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.  
 
HERE ARE SOME RECOMMENDED ACTIONS THAT THE PUBLIC CAN TAKE TO REDUCE  
OZONE EMISSIONS:  
 
* WALK, BIKE, CARPOOL, OR USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION  
* AVOID USING THE DRIVE-THROUGH AND COMBINE ERRANDS INTO ONE  
TRIP  
* AVOID REFUELING YOUR VEHICLE OR USING GASOLINE-POWERED LAWN  
EQUIPMENT UNTIL AFTER 7 PM  
* TURN OFF YOUR ENGINE WHEN IDLING FOR MORE THAN 30 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  
OZONE LEVELS 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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