Rockford Scanner™: Areal Flood Advisory

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Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville Il
858 PM CDT TUE AUG 28 2018

Winnebago IL-Boone IL-
858 PM CDT TUE AUG 28 2018

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
Central Winnebago County in north central Illinois…
Northwestern Boone County in north central Illinois…

* Until midnight CDT

* At 857 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in
the advisory area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen
and additional rainfall is expected.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Poplar Grove, Cherry
Valley, Winnebago, Pecatonica, Timberlane and Caledonia.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.








Rockford Scanner™: Special Weather Statement

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
829 PM CDT TUE AUG 28 2018

ILZ003-004-290215-
BOONE IL-WINNEBAGO IL-
829 PM CDT TUE AUG 28 2018

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WINNEBAGO AND BOONE COUNTIES
UNTIL 915 PM CDT…

AT 828 PM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG
A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR DURAND TO NEAR BYRON. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT
50 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ROCKFORD, BELVIDERE, LOVES PARK, MACHESNEY PARK, ROCKTON, ROCKFORD
AIRPORT, ROSCOE, POPLAR GROVE, CHERRY VALLEY, WINNEBAGO, PECATONICA,
DURAND, CAPRON, TIMBERLANE, CALEDONIA, LAKE SUMMERSET, DAVIS JUNCTION
AND NEW MILLFORD.

INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES…
I-39 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 115 AND 123.
I-90 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 48 AND 74.

THIS INCLUDES…BOONE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, ROCK CUT STATE PARK, ROCK
VALLEY COLLEGE, ROCKFORD AVIATORS BASEBALL, ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY, AND
WINNEBAGO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS, AND MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT FOR
NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS.

LAT…LON 4243 8871 4215 8871 4215 8917 4221 8917
4220 8939 4245 8940
TIME…MOT…LOC 0128Z 286DEG 42KT 4238 8935 4212 8931








Rockford Scanner™: Flash Flood Watch

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Chicago IL
804 PM CDT Tue Aug 28 2018

..FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT WEDNESDAY…

Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane-DuPage-Cook-
La Salle-Kendall-Grundy-Will-Lake IN-
Including the cities of Rockford, Belvidere, Woodstock, Waukegan,
Oregon, Dixon, DeKalb, Aurora, Elgin, Wheaton, Chicago, Ottawa,
Oswego, Morris, Joliet, and Gary
804 PM CDT Tue Aug 28 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT WEDNESDAY…

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Illinois and northwest
Indiana, including the following areas, in Illinois, Boone,
Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, La Salle, Lake
IL, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Will, and Winnebago. In northwest
Indiana, Lake IN.

* Until 7 AM CDT Wednesday

* Periods of heavy rain associated with strong thunderstorms are
expected overnight tonight. Given recent rainfall, anticipated
high rainfall rates and high soil moisture, the thunderstorms
may produce localized flash flooding.

* Rivers and streams in urbanized areas may see rapid rises as
the heavy rainfall quickly goes into runoff.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.








Rockford Scanner™: Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
730 PM CDT Tue Aug 28 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northeastern Illinois, Extreme northwestern Indiana, and Lake Michigan

* Effective this Tuesday night from 730 PM until Midnight CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…

A well-developed bow echo (now crossing the Mississippi
River from Iowa into northwestern Illinois) should persist for
another few hours while moving across northern/northeastern
Illinois, immediately north of a residual outflow boundary. The
bowing segment will be accompanied by a continued threat for
damaging winds, and perhaps some hail with the strongest embedded
updrafts.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles north and south of a line from 60 miles southwest of
Rockford IL to 90 miles east northeast of Marseilles IL. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.








Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Robs A Local Business, Gets Away. Still Developing

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ROBBERY: On Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a robbery in the 2600 hundred block of Kilburn Avenue (Jasmine’s Pantry). Upon arrival, officers determined a suspect entered the business and battered the female clerk. The victim was knocked unconscious, and the suspect took some of her belongings. Surveillance photos of the suspect are posted. Anyone with information should call Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867

 


Just after 7 pm tonight, the RPD was investigating an armed robbery to a Rockford business. 

It happened in the area of 2614 Kilburn, at the Jasmine pantry

Suspect is a thin black male, wearing a hoody. Last seen on Summerdale.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Victims At An Accident Scene In Boone County



 

 

 

Sources are reporting a serious accident scene in Boone County.

It happened approx. 4:40 pm today in the area of 173 and Poplar Grove rd

Multiple injuries were reported.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.


OTHER BOONE COUNTY NOTES: Unrelated to this accident scene but sources are reporting traffic backed up near Newburg and Ispen








Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Near South Beloit



 

 

Injury  traffic crash at Willowbrook and Technology Drive this afternoon.

A Toyota Corolla occupied by two females and an infant were struck broadside by Ford Taurus occupies by one female.

The driver of the Corolla had serious injuries, the female passenger had contusions caused by the seatbelt and the infant, who was secured in a car seat was uninjured.

The driver of the Ford was cited for a stop sign violation.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Aggravated Assault With A Firearm In Rockford



Update: Sources sent us a photo of a Red Impala stopped by police in front of the District Bar on W State in Downtown. Suspect has been detained while police searched the vehicle. 

Unknown if this is the alleged suspect. Police say it was the alleged suspect they were searching for. 

People who know the alleged suspect said he was not the alleged suspect in this incident, and the police did not locate a gun in the vehicle.


Sources are reporting an aggravated assault with a firearm in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of Lafayette in Rockford. 

Suspect fled in a Red Impala. 

 Sounded like it might have happened at a local park nearby at 2nd and Jefferson, but not confirmed. 


Assault with a firearm is a specific form of assault. It is sometimes considered a sub-category of higher assaults called aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument. Assault with a firearm is considered an aggravated charge because of the use of a firearm.

https://criminal-law.freeadvice.com








Rockford Scanner™: 4 Men Rob A Woman In Rockford



ARMED ROBBERY: On Monday, shortly before 10:30 p.m., Rockford Police responded to an armed robbery to a citizen in the 2600 block of Blackwell.

Upon arrival, officers learned the female victim parked her vehicle when an SUV with four men inside pulled up behind her. Two suspects got out, one armed with a handgun, and demanded money. The victim handed over her purse and the suspects took off. No one was hurt.

The two suspects who robbed the victim are described as black males, both about 30 years old. One was approximately 6’0”, 240 lbs., wearing all dark clothing and armed with a black handgun. The other is about 5’5”, 200 lbs., wearing all black clothing

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: National Weather Service Has Issued A Public Information Statement

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National Weather Service Has Issued A Public Information Statement

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA/IL
721 AM CDT Tue Aug 28 2018

Severe Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening 
across the area.

Thunderstorms are expected to be fast-moving this afternoon,
which means you will have less time than usual to act, and every 
second will count. Do not wait to hear thunder or see the storm.
Go immediately to a sturdy structure when a warning is issued!

Now is the time to prepare for storms.  If you intend to move
vehicles or other property into shelter, do it now.  This
is also the time to move pets or livestock to shelter as
needed.

Remember that a watch means conditions are favorable for severe
weather.  It is your head's up that severe weather is possible in
the next several hours.  A warning means that severe weather is
occurring or about to occur very shortly and that you need to
take immediate action to protect your life.

Whether you are at work, home, school, or anywhere else, identify
your safe area now and be alert for warnings. The safest place to
be during a tornado or extreme storm is in a sturdy structure
away from windows in the basement or on the lowest floor in an
interior room such as a bathroom or closet.

If you are in a mobile home, camping, or outdoors, you should
consider going to a sturdy structure long before the storms
arrive.

When a warning is issued or severe weather threatens, immediately
seek shelter inside a sturdy building away from windows.  If a
tornado is possible, go to the safe area in the building
immediately!

If you hear outdoor warning sirens, first go to your safe area,
then seek more information.

 

 

 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident Downtown, Police Have Road Blocked While Investigating

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UPDATE: RPD is saying they are doing a follow up investigation to the accident involving a pedestrian on August 17th.  And they had the road shut down for a few hours for them to do a follow up investigation. They have now opened it back up to normal traffic.


Edited: With the update above

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Several Police Officers Working A Scene On The West Side



UPDATE: RPD is saying this is a suspicious auto call


RPD said it was “Other Disorderly Conduct”

Note: RPD has previously labeled shooting victim calls this.


Sources are reporting a large police scene, several officers working another scene in Rockford. 

This happened in the area of Green and Webster, on the West side. 

Approx. 9 police squad cars and the police transport van are on scene.

At the time of writing this, RPD has yet to release any information.
Please avoid the area.