• River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: March 02, 2021 @ 11:08am
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued Monday evening at 1100 PM CST.
    LOCATION

    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage early Tuesday afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 18.3 feet Monday, March 08.
    DURATION
    From Tuesday morning until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 8:30 PM CST Sunday the stage was 11.4 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO4
    Impact...At 19.0 feet, Harmonie State Park is closed. Surrounding bottomland is flooded.
  • River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: March 01, 2021 @ 12:32pm
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    N/A
    LOCATION
    The Flood Warning continues for the Wabash River at Mount Carmel.
    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage this afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 24.5 feet Sunday morning.
    DURATION
    From this afternoon until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 5:45 AM CST Monday /6:45 AM EST Monday/ the stage was 17.0 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO4
    Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 24.5 feet on 05/01/1970.
  • River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued Monday evening at 1045 PM CST.
    LOCATION

    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage early tomorrow afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 29.0 feet early Friday afternoon.
    DURATION
    From Monday morning until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 7:30 PM CST Sunday the stage was 25.2 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
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Carmi City Council agrees to offer recycling to residents

The Carmi City Council met for their second meeting of September Tuesday evening. Before the meeting took place, a public hearing was held in regards to a special use mobile home permit at 1122 West Drive requested by Les and Linda Senesac.

After the meeting was called to order with all Aldermen present, the Council approved minutes and financials for the City and the Light & Water Departments.

The mobile home permit was approved unanimously with no discussion.

Mike Huskey of Revolution Recycling presented the Council with a plan to offer residents the opportunity to recycle glass, metal, plastic, cardboard and paper with a drop off box.  The company would only charge the City when they come to replace the special dumpster with an empty one, and gives a detailed breakdown of materials with each invoice.  The Council agreed to a 30 day free trial of the service, and would explore the best way to limit access to prevent abuse of the service.

The Council agreed unanimously to allow Mayor Pollard to seek bids for several unused pieces of former military equipment acquired through various surplus programs.  Alderman Hayes informed the Council most of the vehicles have issues the City had in the past chosen not to repair.  The vehicles, which do not include the Humvees operated by the Police Department, will be moved to the Light Plant so the public can see them when bids are let. Minimum prices for the bids will be established after more research.

Pollard reminded residents that the Chamber of Commerce dinner is October 3rd, and reservations are due this Friday and can be made by calling the Chamber office. Corn Days is coming up that weekend, and the City will hold electronics recycling on October 15.   Trick or Treat hours will be from 4-8 pm on October 31.  Those wishing to give out candy are asked to leave porch lights on.

The Council went into executive session at 6 pm to discuss personnel issues.