Weather Alerts for Evansville

Issued by the National Weather Service

Air Quality Alert  AIR QUALITY ALERT   Air Quality Alert
EVANSVILLE

Areas Affected:
Gibson - Pike - Posey - Spencer - Vanderburgh - Warrick
Effective: Tue, 9/18 1:36pm Updated: Wed, 9/19 1:42pm Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Wed, 9/19 7:00pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
...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.