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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1117 AM CDT MON AUG 25 2014

...HOT AND HUMID TODAY WITH THE HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS SO
FAR IN SUMMER 2014...

ILZ010-019-021-023-032-033-039-260030-
/O.CON.KLOT.HT.Y.0001.140825T1700Z-140826T0300Z/
LEE-LA SALLE-GRUNDY-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DIXON...OTTAWA...MORRIS...KANKAKEE...
PONTIAC...WATSEKA...PAXTON
1117 AM CDT MON AUG 25 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TEMPERATURES...LOWER TO MID 90S IN THE AFTERNOON.

* HEAT INDEX READINGS...PEAKING AT 105 TO 109.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH
  MOISTURE WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT RELATED STRESS
  AND ILLNESS. THE VERY YOUNG...THE ELDERLY...THOSE WITHOUT AIR
  CONDITIONING...AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR
  ACTIVITIES WILL BE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE. IN ADDITION...CAR
  INTERIORS WILL REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF
  MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT WEATHER IS EXPECTED.
HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A
SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESS IS POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF
FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...
AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING. WEAR
LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK
PLENTY OF WATER.

ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED
LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.

CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING HOT
WEATHER WHEN THE CAR INTERIOR CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A
MATTER OF MINUTES!

&&

$$

KREIN

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