Jefferson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Air Quality Alert
Statement as of 2:23 PM CDT on August 27, 2014

...Code Orange air quality alert has been issued for Jefferson and Shelby counties...

The Alabama department of environmental management...adem...has issued an air quality alert for Jefferson and Shelby counties for Thursday...August 28.

Under code Orange conditions...ground level ozone concentrations are expected to reach levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups. Children and people with asthma...are individuals most at risk under these expected conditions.

Adem recommends the following actions during an air quality for ozone:

Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher temperature.

Limit driving and combine errands.

Use the bus or car pool to work.

Avoid use of gasoline power lawn and garden equipment.

Refuel cars and trucks after 6 PM.

Limit engine idling.

Use household...workshop...and garden chemicals in ways that keep evaporation to a minimum...or try to avoid them when poor air quality is forecast.

If breathing becomes difficult...move indoors.

For more information on what to do on an air quality alert day... visit the adem website at www.Adem.State.Al.US...and click on air quality forecast. You can also visit the environmental protection agency at airnow.Gov.

223 PM CDT Wed Aug 27 2014

...Code Orange air quality alert has been issued for Jefferson and Shelby counties...

The Alabama department of environmental management...adem...has issued an air quality alert for Jefferson and Shelby counties for Thursday...August 28.

Under code Orange conditions...ground level ozone concentrations are expected to reach levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups. Children and people with asthma...are individuals most at risk under these expected conditions.

Adem recommends the following actions during an air quality for ozone:

Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher temperature.

Limit driving and combine errands.

Use the bus or car pool to work.

Avoid use of gasoline power lawn and garden equipment.

Refuel cars and trucks after 6 PM.

Limit engine idling.

Use household...workshop...and garden chemicals in ways that keep evaporation to a minimum...or try to avoid them when poor air quality is forecast.

If breathing becomes difficult...move indoors.

For more information on what to do on an air quality alert day... visit the adem website at www.Adem.State.Al.US...and click on air quality forecast. You can also visit the environmental protection agency at airnow.Gov.