• Flood Watch for Epworth - Click for Details
    Expires: February 28, 2021 @ 12:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. If you live in an area prone to flooding, be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth, and remember, flood waters are harder to see at night. Never cross a barricaded road.
    LOCATION
    Portions of southern Illinois...southwest Indiana and southeast Missouri, including the following areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Franklin, Hamilton, Jackson, Johnson, Pulaski, Saline, Union, White and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson and Pike. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Perry MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne MO.
    INFO1
    From 6 PM CST this evening through Sunday morning
    INFO2
    A consistent signal for locally heavy rain is forecast, especially tonight. Storm total average rainfall is forecast to range from one and a quarter to two and a quarter inches in the Watch area and, with thunderstorms forecast, localized higher totals up to 3 inches or more are possible. This amount of cumulative rainfall will be falling on recently soaked grounds from melted snowfall, so the ability to soak in all this expected rainfall will be compromised and likely to cause flood issues.
Current Weather

White County 4-H holds electricity workshop

electricial workshop

Front row: l to r – Breyton Sauls – Centerville Ripsnorters, Daisy LaVarier, Siri Fullop, Natalie Cowling, and Grace McCarty – Grayville Go-Getters.

Back row: l to r – Caitlin South – Enfield Blue Ribbon, Gabriella Spencer – Grayville Go-Getters, Lane Buchanan and Nate Garner – Centerville Ripsnorters

Some of the White County 4-Hers enjoyed their first night of spring break at the University of Illinois Extension Office. Head Instructor Dale Peach and John McKinney helped with the 4-Hers that evening. The 4-Hers worked along fellow 4-Hers, leaders, and electricians in learning the proper way to wire switches, receptacles, strip wires and then finally wiring a mason jar light. The members can choose to take their lights or a lesson they learned from the workshop to the 4-H general show, in July, as an Electricity 3 project. 4-H is currently taking new members so if anyone is interested in joining a club call the Extension office at 618-382-2662 or attend the next club meeting of your choice! If you have special needs, just let the office know. If you are interested in 4-H workshops or would like to see what 4-H is doing throughout the year take a look at our Facebook page by searching “White County Illinois 4-H.”. Be sure to “Like” our page so you don’t miss anything happening in White County.