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 Today – June 27th

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has declared that today Tuesday June 27th is an Air Quality Action Day in our region for Particulate Matter (PM 2.5). 

This is due in part to wildfires. More information can be found on the Air Now Fire and Smoke Map. Visit IDEM SmogWatch for more information.

Ozone

Moderate

Particulate Matter (PM 2.5)

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

The weather pattern continues to move smoke from Canadian wildfires across the state.

Sensitive groups (people with respiratory diseases, older adults, and children) should reduce prolonged outdoor exertion, and check the air quality this week.

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

  1. Bike, Walk, carpool, or take the bus
  2. Perform regular vehicle maintenance
  3. Conserve fuel by combining trips
  4. Refuel your car in the evening
  5. Reduce engine idling time

 

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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