Published: 07/21/21 @ 7:41 PM – Updated: 07/21/21 @ 7:41 PM
Air Quality Alert (National Weather Service - Northern Indiana)
Indiana Target Area: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, De Kalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Huntington, Grant, Jay, Kosciusko, Lagrange, La Porte, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, Starke, St. Joseph, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, White, and Whitley Counties.
Including the cities of Michigan City, La Porte, South Bend, Mishawaka, New Carlisle, Walkerton, Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Lagrange, Topeka, Shipshewana, Angola, Fremont, Kendallville, Ligonier, Albion, Auburn, Garrett, Knox, North Judson, Bass Lake, Winamac, Francesville, Medaryville, Plymouth, Bremen, Culver, Rochester, Akron, Warsaw, Winona Lake, Syracuse, Mentone, Columbia City, Tri-Lakes, South Whitley, Fort Wayne, New Haven, Monticello, Monon, Brookston, Logansport, Royal Center, Peru, Grissom AFB, Mexico, Wabash, North Manchester, Huntington, Roanoke, Bluffton, Ossian, Decatur, Berne, Marion, Gas City, Upland, Hartford City, Montpelier, Portland, and Dunkirk.
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY HAS BEEN DECLARED.
The officials at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management have issued an Air Quality Action Day for today and Thursday(July 21 and 22), for the entire state of Indiana.
High levels of fine particulates in the air due to smoke from western United States and southern Canada wildfires are expected to be in the Orange or unhealthy for sensitive groups range.
Instructions: People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone formation. These activities include...refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling, using gasoline-powered lawn equipment and using charcoal lighter fluid. Positive activities include...carpooling, biking to work, delaying or combining errands, and using water-based paints. It is recommended that people with respiratory diseases such as asthma limit prolonged outdoor exertion. For additional information, please visit the IDEM SMOG Watch website at www.in.gov/apps/idem/smog/ or the EPA AIR NOW website at www.airnow.gov and click on Indiana.