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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday July 18th, 2017 :: 03:10 p.m. CDT
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Excessive Heat Warning until 08:00PM Saturday

...An Extended Period of Very Hot Weather is on the Way... ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM CDT SATURDAY... The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from noon Wednesday to 8 PM CDT Saturday. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.

* TEMPERATURE...High temperatures will reach the middle 90s Wednesday through Saturday.

* HEAT INDEX...With dewpoints rising well into the 70s, afternoon heat index readings will peak from 105 to 110 degrees each day.

* 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 ... CHRISTIAN ... CLAY ... CRAWFORD ... CUMBERLAND ... EFFINGHAM ... FULTON ... JASPER ... LAWRENCE ... LOGAN ... MACON ... MASON ... MENARD ... MORGAN ... MOULTRIE ... RICHLAND ... SANGAMON ... SCHUYLER ... SCOTT ... SHELBY

Instructions:

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of the heat and high humidity will 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 hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

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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:
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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