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Heat Advisory Extended Through Monday

IL (AP) -- Heat advisory remains in effect from 1:00pm this afternoon to 7:00pm CDT Monday. Dangerous levels of heat and humidity will occur from this afternoon through Monday afternoon. Heat index values will peak from 100 to 107 degrees in the afternoon hours with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and dew points in the 70s.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity 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. Also car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Beat the heat, check the backseat! Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.
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.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, and stay out of the sun. And check up on relatives and neighbors.

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Iroqouis County Recovers After Severe Weekend Weather

Updated: Tuesday, June 24 2014, 03:02 PM CDT

IROQUOIS COUNTY -- "We were watching television and then all of a sudden, we saw the tree fall over," Giman resident Larry Olson said after Saturday's severe thunderstorm knocked down the tree in his lawn.

Mother Nature caused a range of damage after a severe thunderstorm hit Iroquois County. Emergency Management officials reported high winds, heavy rain and pea sized hail.

Nearby, along U.S. Highway 24 the storm knocked down power lines and tore roofs off buildings. Some residents say they even saw funnel clouds. But officials say the storm was moderate -- and could have been much worse.

"While there were reports of funnel clouds, and plenty of picutres to prove it, there was no report of an actual touchdown in Clifton, or in the town of Crescent City...NWS is reporting straight line winds," Iroquois County Emergency Management Coordinator Eric Ceci said.

Ashkum farmer Jerome Finegan says these conditions thinned out his corn crops and cut off many of his soybean plants.

Finegan says it will take a couple weeks of growing before his sees improvement in his crops. And as he waits on those, Larry Olson is waiting for the city to finish removing his fallen tree.

Iroqouis County Recovers After Severe Weekend Weather

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