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City of Rockford Illinois Police Department
Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 :: 06:32 a.m. CDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 07:00AM

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Western Ogle County in north central Illinois... Southwestern Winnebago County in north central Illinois...

* Until 700 AM CDT.

* At 629 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Shannon, or 7 miles south of Freeport, moving southeast at 35 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Rockford, Oregon, Mount Morris, Rockford Airport, Byron, Polo, Forreston, Leaf River and Adeline. This includes... Castle Rock State Park, Lowden State Park, Ogle County Fairgrounds, and White Pines State Park.

* AFFECTED AREAS: WINNEBAGO, IL ... OGLE, IL

Instructions:

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is also occurring with this storm. 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.

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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