‘Unhealthy’ air quality alert issued for some residents in Northeast Ohio

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City of Cleveland skyline and Lorain-Carnegie Bridge(Samantha Roberts (Meteorologist))
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 6:05 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - An “orange” air quality alert was issued for parts of Northeast Ohio on Thursday, meaning conditions could be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Thursday’s alert, which is scheduled to be in effect until midnight, pertains to people with lung diseases, children and teens, older adults, and individuals who regularly work outdoors for six or more hours a day.

The alert impacts the following counties:

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

Officials urged residents to reduce their strenuous activity or time outdoors while the alert is in effect.

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