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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Wednesday July 10th, 2019 :: 03:55 a.m. CDT

Advisory

Heat Advisory until 07:00PM

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening.

* TEMPERATURE...Highs in the lower 90s this afternoon with tropical dewpoints in the 70s will give heat indices peaking from 100 to 108 degrees across central and southeast Illinois.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Never leave pets, children or the elderly unattended in parked vehicles.

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

Instructions:

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of water, wear light weight and light colored clothing, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.

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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:
Heat Advisory

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