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Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday August 20th, 2019 :: 11:07 a.m. CDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 12:00PM

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Coles County in east central Illinois... Northern Moultrie County in central Illinois... Southeastern Piatt County in central Illinois... Northwestern Vermilion County in east central Illinois... Champaign County in east central Illinois... Douglas County in east central Illinois...

* Until noon CDT.

* At 1105 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 6 miles west of Paxton to near Bondville to near Dalton City, moving east at 45 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

* Locations impacted include... Champaign, Rantoul, Tuscola, Urbana, Savoy, Mahomet, Hoopeston, St. Joseph, Tolono, Arcola, Villa Grove, Arthur, Fisher, Bement, Philo, Rossville, Sidney, Atwood, Homer and Lovington. This includes the following highways... Interstate 57 between mile markers 197 and 257. Interstate 72 between mile markers 175 and 182. Interstate 74 between mile markers 172 and 203.

* AFFECTED AREAS: VERMILION, IL ... MOULTRIE, IL ... CHAMPAIGN, IL ... COLES, IL ... DOUGLAS, IL ... PIATT, IL

Instructions:

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground 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
Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency
201 N Vermilion St
Danville, IL 61832

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 217-443-6010

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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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