West Baton Rouge Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 3:54 PM CDT Jul. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Air quality alert in effect from 6 am Tuesday to midnight CDT
Tuesday night...

The Louisiana department of environmental quality is forecasting an
air quality alert for East Baton Rouge... West Baton Rouge...
Livingston... Ascension... Iberville and Pointe Coupee parishes... in
effect from 6 am Tuesday to midnight CDT Tuesday night.

The air quality index indicates that particle pollution will be at
the Orange level... which is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Increasing particle pollution levels may cause unhealthy air quality
during afternoon hours. Active children and adults... the elderly and
people with respiratory diseases such as asthma... should avoid
prolonged outdoor exertion.

Please take whatever voluntary steps you can to reduce emissions
that contribute to ozone formation. Drive less and make sure your
automobile is in good working condition. Make sure your gas cap is
tight. Wait until after 6 PM to refuel your vehicle and use gas
powered lawn equipment. More information about current air quality
and what you can do to help prevent ozone formation is available at
the d E q website www.Deq.Louisiana.Gov/enviroflash or by calling
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354 PM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

... Air quality alert in effect from 6 am Tuesday to midnight CDT
Tuesday night...

The Louisiana department of environmental quality is forecasting an
air quality alert for East Baton Rouge... West Baton Rouge...
Livingston... Ascension... Iberville and Pointe Coupee parishes... in
effect from 6 am Tuesday to midnight CDT Tuesday night.

The air quality index indicates that particle pollution will be at
the Orange level... which is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Increasing particle pollution levels may cause unhealthy air quality
during afternoon hours. Active children and adults... the elderly and
people with respiratory diseases such as asthma... should avoid
prolonged outdoor exertion.

Please take whatever voluntary steps you can to reduce emissions
that contribute to ozone formation. Drive less and make sure your
automobile is in good working condition. Make sure your gas cap is
tight. Wait until after 6 PM to refuel your vehicle and use gas
powered lawn equipment. More information about current air quality
and what you can do to help prevent ozone formation is available at
the d E q website www.Deq.Louisiana.Gov/enviroflash or by calling
8 6 6 8 9 6 5 3 3 7.


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