Ozone Alert

EPA issues first 2017 Ozone Alert

May 15, 2017

The Evansville EPA has issued its first Ozone Alert of 2017.

Local EPA Director Jacob Keating told WNIN News that the area is facing sunny, dry conditions that can elevate ozone levels.

 

Keating said ozone may reach unhealthy levels for “sensitive groups,” including children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory or heart conditions.

He said the best time for outdoor activities during alerts is early morning and after sunset.

Keating said if you must stay outside during the heat of the day, take frequent breaks and stay hydrated.

Ozone Alert issued during last week of summer

Sep 19, 2016

The Evansville EPA is warning of possible unhealthy air Tuesday. 

The local EPA has issued an Ozone Alert, with a forecast of bright sunshine and calm wind.

The agency says the combination may boost ozone levels into the “unhealthy” category, especially for sensitive groups like children, the elderly, persons with respiratory conditions, and anyone who is active outdoors for a prolonged period.

The EPA says ozone is most likely to reach unhealthy levels between noon and 7:00 p.m.

Another ozone alert for Saturday

Jun 24, 2016

Another weekend, another Ozone Alert.

The Evansville EPA has issued an Ozone Alert for Saturday, marking the third straight weekend that the agency has warned of potentially unhealthy air for children, the elderly, and persons with respiratory or heart conditions.

Thousands of people are expected on Evansville’s riverfront for Shriners Fest and in Owensboro for ROMP. Evansville EPA Director Jacob Keating has some advice for festival-goers: don't exert yourself, stay hydrated, and if you have asthsma, keep emergency medicine handy.

The Evansville EPA has issued another Ozone Alert for this weekend.

The city has already violated federal ozone standards three times this month. 

The new alert is in effect Saturday, Sunday, and Monday – the first day of summer.  

Evansville EPA Director Jacob Keating tells WNIN that sunny and warm conditions -- with little or no wind -- may create unhealthy ozone levels for sensitive groups, like children, the elderly, and persons with lung or heart conditions.

He urges those groups to limit time outdoors, stay cool, and stay hydrated.

Ozone Alert Extended

Jun 10, 2016

With forecasters calling for sunny, hot weather through the weekend, the Evansville EPA has extended the Ozone Alert.

The agency now says ground-level ozone in the Evansville area may each unhealthy levels through Sunday.

The EPA says sensitive groups like children, older adults, and people with respiratory conditions should limit outdoor activity, especially between noon and 7:00 p.m. each day.

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