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Grundy County EMA
Wednesday July 17th, 2019 :: 09:58 p.m. CDT

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT NOON THURSDAY THROUGH 7PM SATURDAY

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
906 PM CDT Wed Jul 17 2019

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Including the cities of Rochelle, Oregon, Mount Morris, Byron,
Polo, Dixon, DeKalb, Sycamore, Aurora, Elgin, Naperville,
Wheaton, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Lombard, Carol Stream, Addison,
Chicago, Humboldt Park, Hyde Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park,
Logan Square, Navy Pier, Ottawa, Streator, Peru, La Salle,
Mendota, Marseilles, Oswego, Boulder Hill, Yorkville, Plano,
Morris, Coal City, Minooka, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Kankakee,
Bourbonnais, Bradley, Pontiac, Dwight, Fairbury, Watseka, Gilman,
Onarga, Paxton, Gibson City, Gary, Hammond, East Chicago,
Merrillville, Portage, Valparaiso, Chesterton, Roselawn,
Kentland, Morocco, Goodland, Brook, Rensselaer, DeMotte, Fowler,
Otterbein, Oxford, and Boswell
906 PM CDT Wed Jul 17 2019 /1006 PM EDT Wed Jul 17 2019/

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT
THURSDAY TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY...

* HIGH TEMPERATURE....92 to 98 degrees with the hottest
conditions on Friday.

* MAXIMUM HEAT INDICES...Peaking 104 to 114 degrees.

* IMPACTS...The cumulative effects of temperatures and heat
index values this high could lead to heat related illnesses
with prolonged exposure. Those without air conditioning,
elderly, small children, and pets are especially susceptible.
Plan ahead. Have a cool place to shelter from the heat. Avoid
outdoor activity, especially strenuous ones, during the peak
heating times of the day.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When
possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety
and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome
by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat
stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...
and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Instructions:

Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When
possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety
and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome
by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat
stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.

Address/Location
Grundy County EMA
1320 Union St., RM E-01
Morris, IL 60450

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 815-941-3212

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Excessive Heat Warning

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