Wednesday, July 12, 2017

DEP Declares Air Quality Action Day Thursday, July 13 For Southeast PA

The Department of Environmental Protection and the Air Quality Partnership have forecast Thursday, July 13 will be a Code Orange Air Quality Action for ozone in the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia.
These forecasts are provided in conjunction with Air Quality Partnerships for the Delaware Valley.
Temperatures in the middle 90s, mostly sunny conditions with light winds, and thunderstorms holding off until evening will act to create code ORANGE conditions.
Elevated ozone levels are expected to last only one day. Friday’s weather forecast indicates increased clouds and higher chance of thunderstorms, with air quality further improving into the weekend.
On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standardized air quality index uses colors to report daily air quality. Green signifies good; yellow means moderate; orange represents unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people; and red warns of unhealthy pollution levels for all.
To help keep the air healthy, residents and business are encouraged to voluntarily restrict certain pollution-producing activities by:
-- Refueling cars and trucks after dusk
-- Setting air conditioner thermostats to a higher temperature
-- Carpooling or using public transportation; and
-- Combining errands to reduce trips.
For more information, visit DEP’s Air Quality Partnership webpage.

No comments :

Post a Comment

Subscribe To Receive Updates:

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner