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Radar valid at 800 pm CDT, Jul 29th 2021

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ILZ038-042>044-048-051>054-061-280100-
/O.EXB.KILX.HT.Y.0002.210728T1800Z-210730T0100Z/
McLean-Logan-De Witt-Piatt-Menard-Sangamon-Christian-Macon-
Moultrie-Shelby-
Including the cities of Bloomington, Normal, Lincoln, Clinton,
Monticello, Petersburg, Springfield, Taylorville, Decatur,
Sullivan, and Shelbyville
1155 AM CDT Tue Jul 27 2021

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM CDT
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heat index values 100 to 105 expected Wednesday afternoon
and heat index values 100 to 107 expected Thursday afternoon.

* WHERE...McLean, Logan, De Witt, Piatt, Menard, Sangamon,
Christian, Macon, Moultrie and Shelby Counties.

* WHEN...From 1 PM Wednesday to 8 PM CDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity will threaten
heat-related illness for people and pets that experience
prolonged exposure to these dangerous outdoor conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Heat index will remain quite warm Wednesday
night, offering little relief, before similar to hotter heat
index develops for Thursday afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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