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City of Rockford Illinois Police Department
Saturday July 20th, 2019 :: 03:57 p.m. CDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 05:00PM

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northern Lake County in northeastern Illinois... Northern Ogle County in north central Illinois... Northern De Kalb County in north central Illinois... Winnebago County in north central Illinois... Northwestern Kane County in northeastern Illinois... McHenry County in northeastern Illinois... Boone County in north central Illinois...

* Until 500 PM CDT.

* At 354 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Richmond to near Cherry Valley, moving east at 40 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Trained weather spotters. At 334 PM, tree limbs were reported down in Loves Park. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Rockford, Waukegan, Gurnee, Algonquin, McHenry, Belvidere, Woodstock, Zion, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Grayslake, Libertyville, Round Lake, Antioch, Beach Park, Wauconda, Fox Lake, Harvard, Lake Villa and Island Lake. This includes... Boone County Fairgrounds, Chain O Lakes State Park, College of Lake County, Lake County IL Fairgrounds, Mchenry County College, Mchenry County Fairgrounds, Moraine Hills State Park, Rock Cut State Park, Rock Valley College, Rockford Aviators Baseball, Rockford Speedway, Six Flags Great America, and Winnebago County Fairgrounds.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MCHENRY, IL ... KANE, IL ... WINNEBAGO, IL ... OGLE, IL ... DE KALB, IL ... BOONE, IL ... LAKE, IL

Instructions:

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Wind damage with these storms may occur before any rain or lightning in portions of the warning. Do not wait for the sound of thunder before taking cover. SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows. Damaging winds and continuous cloud to frequent lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature's leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Address/Location
City of Rockford Illinois Police Department
557 S Newtowne Dr
Rockford, IL 61108

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 815-966-2900

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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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