Statement as of 1:39 PM CDT on May 26, 2018
Expires 2:00 PM EDT on May 28, 2018
239 PM EDT Sat may 26 2018 /139 PM CDT Sat may 26 2018/
... Air quality alert in effect for Sunday and Monday...
An air quality action day has been declared by the Indiana
department of environmental management for Allen, Huntington,
Elkhart, St. Joseph and La Porte counties in Indiana... and is in
effect for Sunday may 27 and Monday may 28.
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.