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Air Quality Alert extended amid 'unhealthy' conditions in several Northeast Ohio counties: See the list of impacted communities

'If you are in the sensitive groups category of children, the elderly and those with breathing difficulties, please monitor your outdoor activity.'

CLEVELAND — The heat is on! As temperatures top 90 degrees throughout Northeast Ohio today, an Air Quality Alert has been extended for multiple counties amid “unhealthy” conditions for sensitive groups of people. The alert is currently in effect and will last through all of Friday. The impacted counties include:

  • Cuyahoga
  • Geauga
  • Lake
  • Lorain
  • Medina
  • Portage
  • Summit

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“Air quality levels will be unhealthy for sensitive groups during this period,” according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland regarding the Air Quality Alert. “If you are in the sensitive groups category of children, the elderly and those with breathing difficulties, please monitor your outdoor activity and check air quality readings at airnow.gov.”

It’s also suggested to drive less during the advisory hours, refill your tank after sunset and wait to mow the lawn.

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