...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM CDT FRIDAY...
The following statement was issued by the Oklahoma Department of
Environmental Quality from 10 AM to 9 PM CDT Friday.
An Air Quality Alert for Ozone has been issued for Friday, June 9th for
the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area due to expected high
concentrations of ozone.
Persons with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce
physical exertion and outdoor activity.
The general public is encouraged to help alleviate the problem by
reducing vehicle miles traveled by riding the bus...carpooling...or
avoiding unnecessary trips. The public is also asked to avoid
refueling during the morning and early afternoon hours...and to
avoid the use of two cycle engines such as lawn mowers...
motorcycles...weed trimmers...and outboard engines. It is also
advised to limit outdoor burning.
For hourly updates on concentrations and possible health warnings,
telephone the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality at
405-702-4100. For more information on health effects, call the
American Lung Association of Oklahoma at 405-748-4674