Published: 07/23/21 @ 5:48 PM – Updated: 07/23/21 @ 5:48 PM
Air Quality Alert Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Cass, Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, La Porte, Marshall, Miami, Pulaski, St. Joseph, and Starke Counties.
Including the cities of Michigan City, La Porte, South Bend, Mishawaka, New Carlisle, Walkerton, Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Knox, North Judson, Bass Lake, Winamac, Francesville, Medaryville, Plymouth, Bremen, Culver, Rochester, Akron, Warsaw, Winona Lake, Syracuse, Mentone, Logansport, Royal Center, Peru, Grissom AFB, and Mexico.
AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT SATURDAY NIGHT.
An Air Quality Action Day has been declared by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for the Northwest and North Central Districts in Indiana...and is in effect until midnight CDT Saturday night.
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 that lead to additional fine particulate formation. These activities include...any outdoor burning or using gasoline-powered lawn equipment. It is recommended that people with respiratory diseases such as asthma avoid prolonged outdoor exposure or exertion. 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 AIRNOW website at www.airnow.gov and click on Indiana.