Severe thunderstorms packing very high winds approaching- Warning for portions of Kankakee, Ford and Iroquois counties until 3:45 pm

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE
301 PM CDT SUN JUN 30 2019

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN KANKAKEE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS...
  CENTRAL FORD COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  NORTHERN IROQUOIS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 345 PM CDT.

* AT 300 PM CDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM MOMENCE TO ST. ANNE TO NEAR CLIFTON TO 7 MILES WEST
  OF ASHKUM, MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 40 MPH.



  THESE ARE VERY DANGEROUS STORMS.

  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...
  KANKAKEE, WATSEKA, GILMAN, CLIFTON, ONARGA, ST. ANNE, CHEBANSE,
  ASHKUM, AROMA PARK, HOPKINS PARK, CRESCENT CITY, DANFORTH,
  MARTINTON, BEAVERVILLE, DONOVAN, THAWVILLE, PAPINEAU, IROQUOIS AND
  IRWIN.

INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATE...
 I-57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 275 AND 309.

THIS INCLUDES...  KANKAKEE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS AND SPEEDWAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. THESE STORMS ARE PRODUCING WIDESPREAD 
WIND DAMAGE ACROSS KANKAKEE COUNTY. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY 
STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS! 

WIND DAMAGE WITH THESE STORMS MAY OCCUR BEFORE ANY RAIN OR 
LIGHTNING. DO NOT WAIT FOR THE SOUND OF THUNDER BEFORE TAKING COVER.

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