Thursday, July 17, 2008

Air Quality Alerts

Growing up in the big city of Fort Worth, when the summer heat settled in, we had to worry about something else....Air Quality. Whenever the winds were calm and temperatures were high, ozone action days would be in place. This happens a lot not only in the DFW area but in most big cities in Texas and the country. Today, I was kind of surprise to see an Air Quality Alert for Tyler and Longview. Yet the graphic to your left shows it. These are issued when ozone levels move into an unhealthy category, which can become a problem for kids, the elderly, and those with allergy problems. They also advise on cutting down traveling and not mowing your yard during certain hours. Since we do not have the amount of traffic or people here in Lufkin/Nacogdoches, air quality is usually not a problem. I just wanted you to be aware if you travel to Tyler, Houston, or the DFW area. For more information, click the link below.