air quality

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources has issued a code yellow air quality-alert today.

That means it is unhealthful for those in sensitive categories like, the elderly, those with lung or heart conditions and those who are very young.

It is not recommend that anyone do strenuous outdoor activities.

This will be the fourth code orange day in the First state this summer

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed an executive order that continues the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program.

McAuliffe signed the order Tuesday in Hampton.

The program is a network of state agencies and local governments that's designed to protect the natural and economic assets in Virginia's coastal regions.

The Department of Environmental Quality serves as the lead agency for the program.

Code Orange in Delaware

Jul 17, 2013

Code Orange

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials have issued a "Code Orange" air quality warning for Delaware and the Maryland Eastern Shore.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says ozone concentrations on Wednesday are expected to be unhealthful for sensitive people. Officials say outdoor activity should be limited for young children, the elderly, and those with heart or respiratory conditions.

Particulate concentrations are expected to rise, but remain in the moderate range.