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Air Quality Alert
ILZ005-006-012>014-020>022-241015-
MCHENRY-LAKE IL-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODSTOCK...WAUKEGAN...AURORA...ELGIN...
WHEATON...CHICAGO...OSWEGO...MORRIS...JOLIET
512 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

THE ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS DETERMINED THAT AN
AIR POLLUTION ACTION DAY WILL BE DECLARED FOR THE GREATER CHICAGO
METROPOLITAN AREA AND IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT.

AN AIR POLLUTION ACTION DAY IS DECLARED WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
SUCH THAT WIDESPREAD OZONE AND OR PARTICULATE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO
BE AT OR ABOVE THE UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS CATEGORY OF THE
AIR QUALITY INDEX.

ACTIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS ESPECIALLY PEOPLE WITH PULMONARY OR
RESPIRATORY DISEASE SUCH AS ASTHMA SHOULD LIMIT PROLONGED OUTDOOR
ACTIVITY.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE...PARTNERS FOR CLEAN AIR PROGRAM...ARE REQUESTED
TO INITIATE THEIR ACTIVITIES. RESIDENTS ARE ALSO URGED TO REDUCE
POLLUTION LEVELS. AQI FORECAST AND TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN REDUCED YOUR
EMISSIONS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.CLEANTHEAIR.ORG.

INFORMATION AND AQI LEVELS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.EPA.STATE.IL.US
AND AT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV. MEDIA CONTACT...217 299 6057.

$$

Flood Advisory
ILC031-241015-
/O.EXT.KLOT.FA.Y.0040.000000T0000Z-160724T1015Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
COOK IL-
1141 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
NORTHEASTERN COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 515 AM CDT

* AT 1137 PM CDT...HEAVY RAINFALL HAD MOVED OUT OF THE ADVISORY
AREA. HOWEVER...RADAR INDICATES THAT BETWEEN THREE AND FIVE INCHES
OF RAIN HAD FALLEN SINCE LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. LOCAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT REPORTS THAT SOME TYPICAL LOW SPOTS REMAIN FLOODED...
AND WATER MAY BE SLOW TO RECEDE OVERNIGHT. THEREFORE THE FLOOD
ADVISORY HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 515 AM CDT.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
CHICAGO...EVANSTON...SKOKIE...DES PLAINES...MOUNT
PROSPECT...GLENVIEW... WHEELING...PARK
RIDGE...NORTHBROOK...WILMETTE...MORTON GROVE...
DEERFIELD...WINNETKA...GLENCOE...HARWOOD HEIGHTS...MEIGS FIELD...
MONTROSE HARBOR...NAVY PIER...LINCOLN PARK AND NILES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 4215 8776 4211 8773 4206 8767 4203 8767
4198 8765 4196 8763 4196 8764 4190 8761
4190 8760 4188 8762 4187 8761 4185 8761
4192 8776 4198 8782 4215 8794

$$

Flood Advisory
ILC031-241733-
/O.NEW.KLOT.FL.Y.0041.160724T0533Z-160724T2030Z/
/NBAI2.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
1233 AM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
The North Branch Chicago River at Chicago Albany Ave.
* until this afternoon.
* At 1200 AM Sunday the stage was 4.5 feet.
* Action stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to near 6.7 feet by early this
morning. The river should then slowly fall later in the day
Saturday.


&&

LAT...LON 4203 8775 4196 8781 4194 8774 4189 8771
4194 8765 4198 8767

$$

Heat Advisory
ILZ008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-242100-
/O.NEW.KLOT.HT.Y.0002.160724T1600Z-160725T0000Z/
OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-
KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-
BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OREGON...DIXON...DEKALB...AURORA...
ELGIN...WHEATON...CHICAGO...OTTAWA...OSWEGO...MORRIS...JOLIET...
KANKAKEE...PONTIAC...WATSEKA...PAXTON...GARY...VALPARAISO...
MOROCCO...RENSSELAER...FOWLER
327 AM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016 /427 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016/

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /NOON EDT/ THIS MORNING
TO 7 PM CDT /8 PM EDT/ THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /NOON EDT/ THIS
MORNING TO 7 PM CDT /8 PM EDT/ THIS EVENING.

* TEMPERATURE...HIGHS IN THE LOW 90S.

* MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX VALUES...96 TO 111 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES AND MOISTURE THIS HIGH COULD LEAD TO
HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE. THE ELDERLY...
SMALL CHILDREN AND PETS ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE. PLAN
AHEAD. HAVE A COOL PLACE TO SHELTER FROM THE HEAT. AVOID
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY DURING THE AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
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 OR
EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE
AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

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.

IN COOK COUNTY...CALL 3 1 1 FOR ASSISTANCE INCLUDING HEAT SHELTER
INFORMATION.

&&

$$

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