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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Wednesday March 13th, 2019 :: 03:34 p.m. CDT

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High Wind Watch until 10:00PM Thursday

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a High Wind Watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening.

* TIMING...Thursday morning through Thursday evening, with the highest winds likely from late morning through early afternoon.

* WINDS...Southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 60 mph possible.

* IMPACTS...Driving may be dangerous Thursday. Unsecured light- weight objects will be blown around. Damage to trees, roofs, and siding and isolated power outages will be possible.

* AFFECTED AREAS: VERMILION ... DOUGLAS ... MACON ... MOULTRIE ... CUMBERLAND ... COLES ... LAWRENCE ... CLARK ... RICHLAND ... CRAWFORD ... SHELBY ... PIATT ... EFFINGHAM ... CLAY ... JASPER ... CHAMPAIGN ... EDGAR

Instructions:

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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Address/Location
Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
315 East Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 217-774-1499

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
High Wind Watch

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