Well, the heat’s certainly on — I mean, it is August in Charleston, after all. However, the heat’s on a bit much. We could be looking at record highs tomorrow approaching 98, with heat indices at insanely high levels (think 115!)
Dangerous heat notwithstanding, we’ve also got another problem: Ozone. Lots and lots of ozone. Charleston air quality really sucks this time of year, and with the increasing population it’s just gone down the tubes even further. In fact, tomorrow’s air quality is deemed “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.”
My advice? Do what you can to help, and give public transportation a shot tomorrow if you can. The fewer cars on the road, the better. While public transportation in Charleston is far from perfect, increasing ridership will show the powers that be that we demand good, reliable bus service, and that CARTA can get a good return on investing in more public transportation infrastructure and improvements.