Code Orange http://apr.org en Air Quality Alert Issued In Central Alabama http://apr.org/post/air-quality-alert-issued-central-alabama <p></p><p>The has issued an air quality alert for Jefferson and Shelby counties.</p><p>The Code Orange alert issued Thursday means air pollution levels in the affected areas could irritate sensitive groups, such as children, the elderly and people with asthma.</p><p>11 similar alerts were issued in 2012 and a Jessica Chace, a National Weather Service meteorologist says heavy rain has likely helped keep Alabama's air quality at acceptable levels this summer.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:28:10 +0000 The Associated Press 37339 at http://apr.org Air Quality Alert Issued In Central Alabama