Code Orange Ozone Forecast

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AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
338 PM CDT TUE JUL 15 2008

…CODE ORANGE OZONE FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY…

THE MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS
ISSUED A CODE ORANGE OZONE FORECAST EFFECTIVE FOR
SHELBY COUNTY TENNESSEE…CRITTENDEN COUNTY ARKANSAS…
AND DESOTO COUNTY MISSISSIPPI…INCLUDING THE CITY OF
MEMPHIS FOR WEDNESDAY THIS OZONE FORECAST IS DUE TO
FORECASTED OZONE VALUES THAT WILL BE UNHEALTHY FOR
SENSITIVE GROUPS. THESE VALUES WILL EXCEED THE
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYS FEDERAL SAFE HEALTH
STANDARD. THE MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH
DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS THAT SENSITIVE GROUPS WHICH
INCLUDE ACTIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS…AND PEOPLE
WITH RESPIRATORY DISEASE…SUCH AS ASTHMA…LIMIT
PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXERTION. PLEASE CONTINUE TO
CHECK THE LATEST AIR QUALITY FORECASTS AND UPDATES
UNTIL MONITORED VALUES RETURN TO SAFE LEVELS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.SHELBYCOUNTYTN.GOV.

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