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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday May 21st, 2019 :: 09:37 p.m. CDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 10:15PM

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Moultrie County in central Illinois... Shelby County in central Illinois... Western Effingham County in south central Illinois...

* Until 1015 PM CDT.

* At 930 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Westervelt to near Cowden to near Brownstown, moving northeast at 50 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Effingham, Shelbyville, Sullivan, Altamont, Bethany, Lovington, Windsor, Stewardson, Findlay, Cowden, Dalton City, Beecher City, Shumway, Allenville, Westervelt, Moccasin, Strasburg, Clarksburg, Sigel and Gays. This includes the following highways... Interstate 57 between mile markers 157 and 171. Interstate 70 between mile markers 79 and 97.

* AFFECTED AREAS: EFFINGHAM, IL ... MOULTRIE, IL ... SHELBY, IL

Instructions:

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 300 AM CDT for south central, central and east central Illinois. A Tornado Watch remains in effect for the warned area. Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. Although a tornado is not immediately likely, if one is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety inside a sturdy structure such as a basement or small interior room. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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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:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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