698  
AEUS73 KPAH 182138  
AQAPAH  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY  
438 PM CDT TUE SEP 18 2018  
 
INZ081-082-085>088-200000-  
GIBSON-PIKE-POSEY-VANDERBURGH-WARRICK-SPENCER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FORT BRANCH, PETERSBURG, POSEYVILLE,  
EVANSVILLE, BOONVILLE, AND ROCKPORT  
438 PM CDT TUE SEP 18 2018  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY
 
 
THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT HAS CALLED FOR AN  
AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE FOR  
WEDNESDAY...SEPTEMBER 19 FOR THE FOLLOWING SOUTHWEST INDIANA  
COUNTIES,  
 
VANDERBURGH, POSEY, WARRICK, SPENCER, GIBSON, AND PIKE.  
 
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.  
 
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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