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Old 08-13-2009, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
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Hi, I am new to the area and new to this part of the country. I noticed as I drove on the freeway the flashing sign "Ozone Alert". What exactly does this mean? I wasn't told about this before moving here and I am very much concerned about environmental and health issues for the sake of my family. Thanks.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:57 AM
 
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On hot summer days with virtually no wind, the Tulsa area will issue ozone alert days. You are suppose to do certain things on these ozone alert days such as:

Do not mow your grass
Do not "top off" your gas tank in your vehicle when filling up
Car pool if you can or limit your driving

Here is some good info:

The Tulsa Oklahoma Ozone Alert! Program.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Yes, that's another thumbs down to living in this part of the country. It's not enough that we get baked for three months out of the year, we also have to suffer ozone alert days. They should just issue ozone alert "months" here in Texas.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
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Wow!! this is something that I wasn't aware of and may have changed my mind about moving here if I would have known this. I am not much into health risks as we don't have enough already with the food and everything else. I certainly have not been exposed to this since southern california... Oh well, once again there are always positives and negatives.

Thanks!!


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Yes, that's another thumbs down to living in this part of the country. It's not enough that we get baked for three months out of the year, we also have to suffer ozone alert days. They should just issue ozone alert "months" here in Texas.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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Don't worry too much. It is just a few days of ozone alerts. Just try to limit your activities outside if you have asthma.

You need to just relax and get ready for the fall. Fall in Tulsa is amazing. The temperatures are in the 70's, there are very few windy days, and the trees change colors. Turkey Hill is beautiful!
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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Save your packing boxes.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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It really isn't as bad as it seems. The health risks for this kind of thing are really low. If you have asthma you might feel it a little bit, but it shouldn't be a distraction for anyone moving to this part of the country. Like someone else posted, many southern cities, especially the larger ones, will experience weeks of ozone alert. Is much less a problem in Tulsa where we experience a few days here and there. Be thankful you didn't move where smog or pollution is really high.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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Don't worry about the ozone days, you'll soon have allergies and won't be able to breathe the bad air anyway! Tulsa is one of the worst places in the US for allergies! The joys of living in Green Country.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
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What exactly does this mean Bill? I didn't save my boxes and I don't plan on moving again anytime soon. I am sick of moving and my kids need stability in school. Please explain what your comment is all about please


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Save your packing boxes.
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