What: Heat Advisory: Peak heat index values of 95 to 100 through Saturday. Where: Mishawaka, Portions of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. When: Until 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ Saturday. Impacts: Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Additional Details; Heat stress increases with the number of consecutive hot days. The effects of heat are most impactful for more vulnerable urban populations. Summary: Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
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Air Quality Action Day for Ozone – Friday, July 28th

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has declared that tomorrow July 28th is an Air Quality Action Day in northern Indiana for Ozone.

IDEM is forecasting high ozone levels due to a significant increase in temperatures across the state and a continued air mass from Canadian wildfires.

Ozone

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Children, the elderly, and anyone with heart or lung conditions should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors. Ozone near the ground is a lung irritant that can cause coughing and breathing difficulties for sensitive populations

Particulate Matter (PM 2.5)

Moderate

Do your part to help clean the air by taking action!

  1. Carpool or use public transportation
  2. Avoid using gas-powered equipment
  3. Turn off engines instead of idling
  4. Do not burn trash or other debris
  5. Conserve energy by setting air conditioning to a higher setting

 

For more information about actions you can take, visit the Clean Air Michiana website. If you have questions, contact MACOG at 574-287-1829 or macogdir@macog.com.

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