What's an "Ozone Alert" and how should you respond to one?

by Bufkinite@evpl on Wednesday, July 23 2008, 12:49pm. Viewed 955 times.

A recent number of days where Evansville issued Ozone Alerts have resulted in questions about just what that means, what health risks there are, and how a person should take care of themselves during an Ozone Alert.

The city of Evansville has a page on its web site explaining what events will result in an Ozone Alert being issued, and other useful information in living through it.

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kiya@evpl wrote
on Wednesday, July 23 2008, 1:51pm

Thanks.  Do you have information on how/where to find out if it's an Ozone Alert day? It seems I often find out AFTER I filled up the gas tank that an Ozone Alert had been called.

Meditatinglibrarian@evpl wrote
on Wednesday, July 23 2008, 2:24pm

this is a good example of an appropriate, well-done post (IMHO).

googler@evpl wrote
on Wednesday, July 23 2008, 4:17pm

kiya, there's an URL at the bottom of the page linked in the post, airnow.gov. On that page, you can use the dropdown to select Indiana. The chart shows today's air quality and a forecast for the next two days.

on Friday, July 25 2008, 2:01pm

@kiya - Last Saturday I filled up my tank in the middle of the afternoon, then left the car idling for a good 10 minutes or so as I got a deluxe car wash.  Then driving south on 41, one of those mammoth INDOT signs informed me that an alert had been issued.

Whoops!  Captain Planet would not be pleased.