Severe Weather Alerts - Alabaster, AL

  • Air Quality Alert

    Air Quality Alert in effect until 2:30 PM CDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...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
TUESDAY...MAY 24.

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 ALERT
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.

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