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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Monday July 17th, 2017 :: 03:14 p.m. CDT
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Excessive Heat Watch until 08:00PM Saturday

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening.

* TEMPERATURE...High temperatures each day will reach the lower to mid 90s, with the hottest readings from about Springfield westward.

* HEAT INDEX...Afternoon heat index values will range from 100 to 110 degrees each day, with the highest values likely on Thursday.

* IMPACTS...The effects of heat are cumulative, and worsen the longer a heat wave lasts. People without access to air conditioning, or those that are working or playing outdoors, are most likely to be impacted by the heat. Heat exhaustion or heat stroke are possible if work or play is too strenuous.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CASS ... CHAMPAIGN ... CHRISTIAN ... CLARK ... CLAY ... COLES ... CRAWFORD ... CUMBERLAND ... DE WITT ... DOUGLAS ... EDGAR ... EFFINGHAM ... FULTON ... JASPER ... KNOX ... LAWRENCE ... LOGAN ... MACON ... MARSHALL ... MASON ... MCLEAN ... MENARD ... MORGAN ... MOULTRIE ... PEORIA ... PIATT ... RICHLAND ... SANGAMON ... SCHUYLER ... SCOTT ... SHELBY ... STARK ... TAZEWELL ... VERMILION ... WOODFORD

Instructions:

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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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:
Moderate - Possible 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:
Excessive Heat Watch

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