Air Quality Alert, 6/23
We are currently under an Air Quality Alert for today, Saturday, 6/23:
“AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT CDT SATURDAY NIGHT…THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION HAS ISSUED A CODE ORANGE HEALTH ADVISORY FOR THE NASHVILLE AREA…IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT CDT SATURDAY NIGHT. A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR OZONE HAS BEEN ISSUED. GROUND LEVEL OZONE CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY STANDARDS. THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS NOT LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED. ACTIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS, AND PEOPLE WITH A RESPIRATORY DISEASE SUCH AS ASTHMA, SHOULD LIMIT PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXERTION. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION…VISIT THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION SITE AT HTTP://WWW.TENNESSEE.GOV/ENVIRONMENT.”
This next week is due to be a very hot one indeed. This weekend, our weather is due to be in the mid 90′s. Then, our work week will grow to become even hotter, with a high of 99 degrees forecast for Friday. As a reminder, here is a link to keeping your car in tip top shape during these hot summer days. Also, here is a link to the CDC’s tips for keeping safe in hot weather, including tips for the elderly and the young, as well as recognizing signs of heat stroke and exhaustion. And finally, please remember your pets. Don’t leave pets outdoors during this very hot weather, never leave them (or children) in a car, and provide them with plenty of fresh, cool water.