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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 3:38 PM Jun. 18, 2024 – National Weather Service
...AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR WEDNESDAY JUNE 19...

The officials at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management
have declared an Air Quality Action Day, in effect for Wednesday June
19.

An Air Quality Action Day for Ozone has been issued. Ozone levels
are expected to be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range.
Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such
as asthma should limit prolonged outdoor exposure.

Here are some recommended actions that the public can take:

* 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 7pm.
* 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.

For additional information, please visit the IDEM Smog page at:

https://apps.idem.in.gov/smogwatch

Heat Advisory
Issued: 2:54 PM Jun. 18, 2024 – National Weather Service
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/
FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heat index values of 95 to 100 degrees expected
throughout the week. Low temperatures in the 70s at night will
provide little relief from the heat.

* WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan.

* WHEN...Until 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ Friday.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses to occur.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Heat stress increases with the number of
consecutive hot days. While heat indices may be slightly lower
Today because of cloud cover and chances for showers and
storms, hot conditions are forecast again for Wednesday
through Saturday. The effects of heat are most impactful for
more vulnerable urban populations.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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