Code Red Air Quality Alert for Today | News
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division has issued a Code Red air quality alert for Metro Atlanta for Friday.
Under code red conditions, the outdoor air is likely to be unhealthy for most people. Children, people who are sensitive to ozone, and those with heart and lung disease are considered to be at great risk. They are advised to limit prolonged outdoor exertion during the afternoon and early evening hours when ozone concentrations are at their highest.
Thanks to Airnow.gov for the scale below, as you can see the scale actually goes into the dark red territory! We will keep you updated on the heat and smog situation for the next few days right here on the blog, on 11alive.com, and of course 11Alive news on TV. All I can say is to be very aware of what is going on outside of the next few days.