Rockford Scanner™: Hot Air Balloon Crash in Rockford



Around 6:40 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to a hot air balloon crash in Rockford.

Reports of a hot air balloon crashed behind the Burlington Coat Factory near 6260 E State st

Unknown on injuries at the time of writing this.

UPDATE: No injuries, everything is under control. It was an emergency hot air balloon landing. 

Still developing.

Email us your photos and videos at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Two Events This Morning, Be Careful Driving



 

 

 

 Good morning everyone.  I wanted to remind everyone there are two events this morning that involves several people walking and running. 

The first event is the Pink Heals Winnebago 3rd Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk. That is being held at Martin Park at 8am.  http://www.pinkhealswinnebago.org/

 

The other is a road race that is starting at 9 am 
Paws for a Cause 5K Race. It is a 5k road race.  Which means there will probably be a lot of people on or near the roads nearby. It starts at Sportscore One on Elmwood at 9am.  I was unable to find a map of their route.  

You can find out more info at https://www.rockfordroadrunners.org

 

If you are traveling in these areas this morning, please be very careful. 

If you are participating in these events, please dress appropriately and drink lots of water. And have fun! 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM 



 

 

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM 

* TEMPERATURES…Afternoon highs in the lower to mid 90s and
very slow to fall this evening.

* HEAT INDICES…Peak afternoon heat indices in the 110 to 115
degree range.

* IMPACTS…The high temperatures combined with ample sunshine
and oppressive humidity will lead to potentially hazardous
conditions, particularly for the elderly and those with pre-
existing health conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take extra precautions…if you work or spend time outside. When
possible…reschedule strenuous activities. 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.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Extreme Heat Reminders and Cooling Centers




The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an Excessive Heat Warning in effect from 11 AM Friday through 7 PM Saturday.

* TEMPERATURE...Afternoon highs in the mid 90s and nighttime
  lows in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees.

* HEAT INDICES...Peak Heat Indices in the 105 to 115 degree
  range.

* IMPACTS...The high temperatures, combined with ample sunshine
  and oppressive humidity, even at night, will lead to
  potentially hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly
  and those with pre-existing health conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

The combination of high temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in
which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...
stay out of the sun...and check upon 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.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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.
This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

List of Cooling Centers:
Winnebago County 

The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Ave
Rockford, IL
Mon – Fri 8:30am - 3pm
815-964-4105

Rockford Rescue Mission Sites:

Men’s Crisis Center
715 W. State St
Rockford, IL
7am-7pm/7 days a week
815-316-4148

Women’s Crisis Center
715 W. State St.
Rockford,IL
8am-4pm/7 days a week
815-965-5332

Pilgrim Baptist Church
1703 S. Central Ave.
Rockford, IL
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
815-968-4449

Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Rd
Machesney Park, IL
Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm
815-877-5432

Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main St.
Pecatonica, IL
Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm
815-239-2310

Boone County 

Boone County Site Salvation Army
422 S. Main St.
Belvidere, IL
Mon – Fri 9am – 11:45am; 1pm – 4pm
815-544-3892