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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Thursday May 23rd, 2019 :: 12:59 a.m. CDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 01:30AM Thursday

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Christian County in central Illinois... Eastern Sangamon County in central Illinois... Northwestern Moultrie County in central Illinois... Northwestern Shelby County in central Illinois... Macon County in central Illinois...

* Until 130 AM CDT.

* At 1244 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Mount Auburn, or 14 miles north of Taylorville, moving east at 45 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. Several brief tornados are possible with this storm. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Decatur, Taylorville, Mount Zion, Forsyth, Moweaqua, Kincaid, Cerro Gordo, Harristown, Bethany, Long Creek, Assumption, Blue Mound, Macon, Edinburg, Stonington, Illiopolis, Niantic, Findlay, Mechanicsburg and Dalton City. This includes Interstate 72 between mile markers 113 and 146.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MACON, IL ... MOULTRIE, IL ... SHELBY, IL ... SANGAMON, IL ... CHRISTIAN, IL

Instructions:

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 500 AM CDT for central Illinois. 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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