Welcome to the official website for Comanche County Government. Here you will find information on many programs and services, as well as subjects of interest to residents and visitors. We are here to offer assistance in making Comanche County a great place to live, work and play.
Government entities are requested to modify their work procedures on Friday, July 13,2012.
This is the Fourth Air Quality Alert Day of the Ozone Alert Season, which runs from May to
Our region is perilously close to exceeding federal standards for ozone. There is great concern. over
the air quality readings to date for the area due to persistent weather conditions of hot temperatures
and little wind combined with vehicle emissions, petroleum distillate vapors, and solvent fumes.
It is imperative that government entities take steps to reduce the ozone level andto set the example
for residents - or warnings will be disregarded by all.
On Friday government entities are encouraged to help lower the ozone levels and set the example:
DO NOT MOW, USE ""lEED EATERS OR CHAINSAWS, etc.
- Sunlight increases the effect of two-cycle engine emissions on ozone levels.
AVOID USING HYDROCARBONS
- i.e. inside/ outside paint, wood stains, adhesives, petroleum distillates, solvents, etc.
Rule of Thumb: "If it makes your eyes water/nose bum don't use it."
Turn off the vehicle's air conditioner on morning commutes when it's cooler. Refuel in the early
morning hours. Eliminate unnecessary vehicle trips - e.g. save" gopher" trips for another day.
Drive 60 miles-per-hour, or less, on the highways. Turn off engines while stopped for a train or
during other waiting periods.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
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The declaration—which covers roughly half of the country—gives farmers and ranchers devastated by drought access to federal aid, including low-interest emergency loans.
"Agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation's economy," U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday while announcing the assistance program. "We need to be cognizant of the fact that drought and weather conditions have severely impacted farmers around the country."
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