Air Quality Alert for Friday, July 3, 2020

There is an Air Quality Alert for Friday (7/3/2020) in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Ozone is forecast to be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (seniors, children, and people with breathing ailments like asthma and COPD). The general public is not likely to be affected.

Air Quality Alert for Thursday, July 2, 2020

There is an Air Quality Alert for Thursday (7/2/2020) in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Ozone is forecast to be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (seniors, children, and people with breathing ailments like asthma and COPD). The general public is not likely to be affected.

Air Quality Alert for Saturday, June 27, 2020

Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28 are Air Quality Alert Days for Louisville/Southern Indiana.

The APCD is issuing an Air Quality Alert for particulate matter for Saturday (June 27) and Sunday (June 28) in Metropolitan Louisville. The alert level is unhealthy for sensitive groups/orange level. A dust cloud blowing across the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara Desert in Africa has been impacting air quality in the southeastern U.S., and it is expected to reach Kentuckiana by this weekend. Although this is not a hazardous situation, sensitive populations such as senior citizens, children, and people with breathing ailments such as asthma and COPD should check the air pollution conditions before going outside Saturday and Sunday.

 

About the Saharan dust cloud:

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-forecasts/huge-saharan-dust-cloud-knocking-on-americas-door/765367

 

Check the air quality:

https://airqualitymap.louisvilleky.gov/

https://www.airnow.gov

Air Quality Alert for Saturday, June 20, 2020

Saturday, June 20, is an Air Quality Alert Day for ozone in Louisville/Southern Indiana.   Forecasters believe ozone will be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (orange) range. Sensitive groups include seniors, children, and people with breathing ailments like asthma and COPD. The general public is not likely to be affected.

Make Curbside Delivery Idle Free

In the last few months, many of us have switched to curbside delivery for takeout food, groceries and household goods, in order to make our everyday lives as safe and healthy as possible.

When you pull up for your deliveries, be mindful of the health of those working to make your deliveries possible. Turn off your engine and be Idle Free.

Being Idle Free means less air pollution for you while you’re waiting and for those loading up your vehicle. Less wasted fuel means savings for you and better air for everyone.

We’re changing how we do so many things. One thing that hasn’t changed is being Idle Free. It’s still good for the air to turn off your engine while you’re waiting. Remember “Count to 10, Car Off Then!” when you’re waiting in your car.