Air Quality Alert in Effect for the Oklahoma City Metro Area on Monday (6/24/2012)


NWS Norman-Oklahoma City (Central Oklahoma) Air Quality Alert issued June 24 at 1:17PM CDT by NWS Norman-Oklahoma City: THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. AN OZONE ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR MONDAY JUNE 25 FOR THE OKLAHOMA CITY METROPOLITAN AREA DUE TO EXPECTED HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF OZONE. PERSONS WITH EXISTING HEART OR RESPIRATORY AILMENTS SHOULD REDUCE PHYSICAL EXERTION AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM BY REDUCING VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED BY RIDING THE BUS…CARPOOLING, and OR AVOIDING UNNECESSARY TRIPS. THE PUBLIC IS ALSO ASKED TO AVOID REFUELING DURING THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS AND AVOID THE USE OF TWO CYCLE ENGINES SUCH AS LAWN MOWERS, MOTORCYCLES, WEEDEATERS AND OUTBOARD ENGINES. IT IS ALSO ADVISED TO LIMIT OUTDOOR BURNING.

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