Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Livingston, Ford and Iroquois counties

Update 10:30PM CDT…

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHERN FORD AND SOUTHWESTERN
IROQUOIS COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 1030 PM CDT…

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.
Therefore the warning will be allowed to expire. However…
additional thunderstorms with heavy rain are still possible.

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 100 AM CDT for
east central Illinois.

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Update 10:16PM CDT…

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1030 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHERN FORD AND SOUTHWESTERN IROQUOIS COUNTIES…NOTE
WARNING NO LONGER IN EFFECT FOR LIVINGSTON COUNTY…

At 1016 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Cissna Park,
or 7 miles west of Claytonville, moving east at 40 mph.

HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated. at 950 pm CDT emergency management reported
tree limbs down in Gibson City with this storm.

IMPACT…Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile
homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

Locations impacted include…
Paxton, Gibson City, Cissna Park, Buckley, Gibson, Melvin, Loda,
Roberts, Elliott and Thawville.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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Update 10:05PM CDT…

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1030 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHEASTERN LIVINGSTON…FORD AND SOUTHWESTERN IROQUOIS
COUNTIES…

At 1005 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Buckley, or
near Paxton, moving east at 45 mph.

HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile
homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

Locations impacted include…
Paxton, Gibson City, Onarga, Cissna Park, Buckley, Gibson, Melvin,
Loda, Roberts, Elliott, Sibley and Thawville.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Intense thunderstorm lines can produce brief tornadoes and widespread
significant wind damage. Although a tornado is not immediately
likely, it is best to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of
a building. This storm may cause serious injury and significant
property damage.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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Update 9:51PM CDT…

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1030 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHEASTERN LIVINGSTON…FORD AND SOUTHWESTERN IROQUOIS
COUNTIES…

At 951 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles north of
Gibson City, moving east at 40 mph.

This is a very dangerous storm.

HAZARD…80 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be heavily damaged. Expect
considerable damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles.
Extensive tree damage and power outages are likely.

Locations impacted include…
Paxton, Gibson City, Onarga, Forrest, Cissna Park, Buckley, Gibson,
Melvin, Loda, Roberts, Elliott, Sibley, Thawville and Strawn.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Intense thunderstorm lines can produce brief tornadoes and widespread
significant wind damage. Although a tornado is not immediately
likely, it is best to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of
a building. This storm may cause serious injury and significant
property damage.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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Update 9:40PM CDT…

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1030 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHEASTERN LIVINGSTON…FORD AND SOUTHWESTERN IROQUOIS
COUNTIES…

At 937 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Colfax, or 8
miles south of Fairbury, moving east at 35 mph.

This is a very dangerous storm.

HAZARD…80 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be heavily damaged. Expect
considerable damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles.
Extensive tree damage and power outages are likely.

Locations impacted include…
Paxton, Gibson City, Onarga, Forrest, Cissna Park, Buckley, Gibson,
Melvin, Loda, Roberts, Elliott, Sibley, Thawville and Strawn.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Intense thunderstorm lines can produce brief tornadoes and widespread
significant wind damage. Although a tornado is not immediately
likely, it is best to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of
a building. This storm may cause serious injury and significant
property damage.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for southeastern Livingston County in central Illinois, Ford County in east central Illinois,  and Southwestern Iroquois County in east central Illinois until 1030 p.m. CT.

* At 924 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Colfax, or 10
miles southwest of Fairbury, moving east at 40 mph.

This is a very dangerous storm.

HAZARD…80 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be heavily damaged. Expect
considerable damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles.
Extensive tree damage and power outages are likely.

* This severe thunderstorm will be near,
Gibson City and Gibson around 945 PM CDT.
Paxton and Buckley around 1010 PM CDT.
Cissna Park around 1020 PM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include Melvin,
Thawville, Loda, Elliott, Sibley, Roberts and Strawn.

Including the following interstate…
I-57 between mile markers 258 and 279.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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