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Health alerts are issued by DEQ when air pollutant levels are measured or estimated to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

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Date Correction

The Code Orange air quality emails for Richmond and Roanoke are effective as of 2:00 pm, Thursday, July *21st*, not July 20th.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: July 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Code Orange air quality in the Roanoke area as of 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 20th

As of 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 20th, the estimated Air Quality Index (AQI) in the Roanoke area based upon the current ground-level ozone concentrations is in the Code Orange range (http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/). Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit strenuous outdoor activities through this evening.

DEQ recommends that people take these voluntary steps:
-- Avoid unnecessary car trips. Combine errands.
-- Share a ride or use public transportation.
-- Limit or halt use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment and solvents.
-- Avoid excessive engine idling.
-- Telecommute.
-- Conserve electricity.
-- Avoid burning yard debris or brush.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: July 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Code Orange air quality in the Richmond area as of 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 20th

As of 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 20th, the estimated Air Quality Index (AQI) in the Richmond area based upon the current ground-level ozone concentrations is in the Code Orange range (http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/). Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit strenuous outdoor activities through this evening.

DEQ recommends that people take these voluntary steps:
-- Avoid unnecessary car trips. Combine errands.
-- Share a ride or use public transportation.
-- Limit or halt use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment and solvents.
-- Avoid excessive engine idling.
-- Telecommute.
-- Conserve electricity.
-- Avoid burning yard debris or brush.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: July 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Code Orange air quality in the Richmond area as of 2:00 pm, Friday, July 1st

As of 2:00 pm, Friday, July 1st, the estimated Air Quality Index (AQI) in the Richmond area based upon the current ground-level ozone concentrations is in the Code Orange range (http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/). Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit strenuous outdoor activities through this evening.

DEQ recommends that people take these voluntary steps:
-- Avoid unnecessary car trips. Combine errands.
-- Share a ride or use public transportation.
-- Limit or halt use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment and solvents.
-- Avoid excessive engine idling.
-- Telecommute.
-- Conserve electricity.
-- Avoid burning yard debris or brush.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: July 01, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Air quality health alerts for Richmond and Hampton Roads cancelled as of mid-day, June 22nd

Particle pollution concentrations have dropped off significantly over the past few hours in the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas. Air quality is now in the moderate range and continues to improve. Smoke from the North Carolina wildfires has moved off to the north and east of the region. As a result, today's air quality health alerts for Richmond and Hampton Roads are cancelled as of mid-day.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: June 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm