• Flood Watch for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: February 27, 2021 @ 6:00pm
    Expires: February 28, 2021 @ 12:00pm
    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.
    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.
    From this evening through Sunday morning
    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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Egyptian Health Department Reports 1 White County Death Saturday; 39 New COVID-19 Cases Over the Weekend

Egyptian Health Department was notified Saturday of a White County Resident who has passed away due to complications of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Egyptian Health Department is saddened by this news and our thoughts are with the family.


Egyptian Health Department was notified over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday), of 39 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).


  • Saline County (16)
    • 1 female under the age of 10
    • 2 males under the age of 10
    • 2 females in their teens
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 3 females in their 40’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 1 male in his 70’s
    • 1 female in her 80’s
    • 1 male in his 80’s


  • Gallatin County (3)
    • 1 female in her 20’s
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 1 female in her 30’s


  • White County (20)
    • 2 females in their teens
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 2 males in their 30’s
    • 2 females in their 40’s
    • 2 females in their 50’s
    • 2 males in their 50’s
    • 2 females in their 60’s
    • 3 males in their 60’s
    • 4 females in their 70’s


To date, Saline County has had a total of 2,239 lab confirmed positives, including 39 deaths, 1,170 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,494 lab-confirmed positives, including 24 deaths, 675 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 436 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 252 have recovered. The Illinois Department of Public Health, their healthcare provider, and the individuals have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.



To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, please answer your phone. Contact Tracers may be calling you to let you know that you have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 positive. Remember to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or more at all times.
If you have been tested for COVID-19, please remember that you have to isolate at home until you have received your test results. Please note: If you have received results for a COVID-19 Rapid Test– 𝙋𝙊𝙎𝙄𝙏𝙄𝙑𝙀 or 𝙉𝙀𝙂𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙑𝙀– you should still 𝙄𝙎𝙊𝙇𝘼𝙏𝙀 until you receive your lab-confirmed results. Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in your community.
IDPH announced that Illinois had a total of 3,292 new confirmed cases and 40 additional deaths. Bringing the total of 1,101,819 confirmed cases and 18,750 deaths in Illinois.
Please remember the 3 W’s
Wear your face covering
Wash your hands
Watch your distance (6 ft!)
Wash your hands frequently. Wear a face covering if you have to go out. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Remain 6 feet apart from others.
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