• Flood Watch for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: February 27, 2021 @ 6:00pm
    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. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
    LOCATION
    Flood Watch to include 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 this evening through Sunday morning
    INFO2
    A consistent signal for locally heavy rain is forecast, especially Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Storm total average rainfall is forecast to be up to 2 inches in the Watch area and, with thunderstorms forecast, localized higher totals 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.
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Blood Drive Scheduled for January 27 in Carmi

On Wednesday, January 27, you will have a unique opportunity to help save a life. The White County Farm Bureau is proudly partnering with the American Red Cross to hold our fourth “People Live When People Give” Blood Drive. Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. Thousands of drives were canceled due to COVID-19, so donations are in desperate need.

The drive will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the White County Farm Bureau Building, 304 East Robinson Street in Carmi. Schedule your appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org, or by downloading the Red Cross app from your phone’s app store.

Additional safety precautions will be implemented including temperature screenings before entering the room, hand sanitizer, enhanced disinfecting of surfaces between patients, masks, social distancing, and staff wellness. All donors will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test as part of their donation. Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols can be found on the Red Cross website.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Debbie Hoskins at 618-382-8512 about joining the team or reach out to us with any questions you may have. There are many ways you can help, but most importantly we hope you come out to donate.

It’s not every day that we do something that has a lifesaving impact. Save a life, give blood, make your appointment… TODAY!

2 comments
  1. Vivkie allen
    Vivkie allen
    January 17, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    I wan to give blood but was told i am to old, 67 is this true

    Reply
  2. Vickie Allen
    Vickie Allen
    January 17, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    I have had covid and want to give blood. I am 67 yrars old . Can i give

    Reply
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