AIR QUALITY ALERT
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY...
THE EVANSVILLE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY...THE VANDERBURGH
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
MANAGEMENT HAVE ISSUED A PARTICULATE ALERT...IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST
A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR FINE PARTICULATES HAS BEEN
ISSUED. AMBIENT CONCENTRATIONS OF FINE PARTICULATES MAY REACH OR
EXCEED THE LEVEL OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS
WITHIN A FEW HOURS OR DAYS...EXPOSURE TO HIGHER LEVELS
OF PARTICULATES CAN AGGRAVATE LUNG DISEASE...CAUSING ASTHMA
ATTACKS AND ACUTE BRONCHITIS...AND MAY ALSO INCREASE
SUSCEPTIBILITY TO RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS. PEOPLE CONSIDERED MOST
SENSITIVE TO PARTICULATE MATTER INCLUDE
CHILDREN...TEENAGERS...OLDER ADULTS...AND THOSE WITH HEART OR LUNG
DISEASE. FOR PEOPLE WITH HEART DISEASE...SHORTER-TERM EXPOSURES
HAVE BEEN LINKED TO HEART ATTACKS AND ARRHYTHMIAS.
HEALTHY CHILDREN AND ADULTS HAVE NOT BEEN REPORTED TO SUFFER
SERIOUS EFFECTS FROM SHORT-TERM EXPOSURES...ALTHOUGH THEY MAY
EXPERIENCE TEMPORARY MINOR IRRITATION WHEN PARTICLE LEVELS ARE
SENSITIVE GROUPS SHOULD REDUCE PROLONGED OR HEAVY EXERTION. OPEN
BURNING IS PROHIBITED DURING AN AIR QUALITY ALERT.
...A Flood Warning continues for portions of the following rivers...
.The only area continuing to experience flooding is along the Wabash
River near Covington.
Motorists should never drive into flood water. Turn around and go
another way. Keep children away from flooded areas. Recreational and
agricultural interests should remain alert to changing river
For detailed flood information go to weather.gov/ind on the web. From
the blue menu bar on the left side of the page...click on rivers and
The Flood Warning continues for
The Wabash River at Covington.
* until this evening.
* At 10:45 AM Friday the stage was 20.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
late this morning.
* At 20.5 feet...Williamsport Road may begin to flood in Fountain
County. This road flooded in late December 2008 when river crested
at 21.5 feet on the Covington gage.