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Code Orange air quality in the Richmond area as of 1:00 pm, Wednesday, July 18th

As of 1:00 pm, Wednesday, July 18th, 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://vadeq.ipsmtx.com/cgi-bin/air_quality_forecast.pl). 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.

Kristen Stumpf
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Kristen Stumpf

Sent: July 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Code Orange air quality in the Richmond area as of 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 17th

As of 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 17th, 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://vadeq.ipsmtx.com/cgi-bin/air_quality_forecast.pl). 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 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Code Orange air quality in the Richmond area as of 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 8th

As of 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 8th, 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://vadeq.ipsmtx.com/cgi-bin/air_quality_forecast.pl). 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 08, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Code Orange air quality in the Hampton Roads area as of 2:00 pm, Friday, July 6th

As of 2:00 pm, Friday, July 6th, the estimated Air Quality Index (AQI) in the Hampton Roads area based upon the current ground-level ozone concentrations is in the Code Orange range (http://vadeq.ipsmtx.com/cgi-bin/air_quality_forecast.pl). 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 06, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Code Orange air quality in the Roanoke area as of 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 3rd

As of 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 3rd, 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://vadeq.ipsmtx.com/cgi-bin/air_quality_forecast.pl). 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 03, 2012 at 1:24 pm