Air Quality Alert
Calcasieu County, Louisiana
Start: July 17 at 2:07 AM CST
End: July 18 at 2:07 AM CST
Including the cities of Lake Charles and Sulphur
237 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CDT
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is forecasting a
Code Orange Ozone Action Day for Calcasieu Parish, in effect from
6 AM this morning to 9 PM CDT this evening.
The Air Quality Index indicates that ozone will be at the Orange
level, which means members of sensitive groups may experience health
effects. The general public is not likely to be affected. Increasing
ozone levels may cause unhealthy air quality during afternoon hours.
Active children and adults, the elderly and people with respiratory
diseases such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion.
Please take whatever voluntary steps you can to reduce emissions
that contribute to ozone formation. Drive less and make sure your
automobile is in good working condition. Make sure your gas cap is
tight. Wait until after 6 PM to refuel your vehicle and use gas
powered lawn equipment.
More information about current air quality and what you can do to
help prevent ozone formation is available at the D E Q website
www.deq.louisiana.gov or by calling 2 2 5 2 1 9 3 4 8 9 on weekdays.