STATEWIDE — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Action Day for today because of high ozone levels in the forecast.
In central Indiana, the following counties are affected: Marion, Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Monroe, Morgan and Shelby.
In southeast Indiana, these counties are affected: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Scott and Washington.
In southwest Indiana, the following counties are affected: Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick.
Because of high temperatures and increasing ground-level ozone levels, it could be hard for some people to breathe.
If you are sensitive to changes in the air quality, you should avoid spending too much time working outside.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Elderly people
- Anyone with heart conditions
- Anyone with lung conditions
IMPD Homeland Security recommends the following precautions for extreme heat:
- Drink more water than usual
- Avoid alcohol and drinks with high amounts of sugar
- Limit extraneous activity or exercise
- Stay inside in A/C as much as possible
- Get cool at libraries, shopping centers, and community centers
For more information, go to Indiana’s Smog Watch Website.