• Flood Advisory for Epworth - Click for Details
    Expires: February 28, 2021 @ 8:15am
    PRECAUTIONARY
    Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.
    LOCATION
    Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for... Hamilton County in south central Illinois... White County in southeastern Illinois... Posey County in southwestern Indiana... Spencer County in southwestern Indiana... Vanderburgh County in southwestern Indiana... Warrick County in southwestern Indiana... Daviess County in northwestern Kentucky... Henderson County in northwestern Kentucky... Union County in northwestern Kentucky...
    DURATION
    Until 815 AM CST.
  • 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.
    DURATION
    Until Noon CST today
    INFO1
    A consistent signal for locally heavy rain is forecast, especially tonight. Storm total average rainfall is forecast to range from one to two inches in the Watch area and, with thunderstorms forecast, localized higher totals 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

Egyptian Health Department Reports 17 New Tri-County Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

Egyptian Health Department was notified on Monday, of 17 new tri-county residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Of them…

 

  • Saline County
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 1 female in her 20’s
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 2 males in their 30’s
    • 2 females in their 40’s
    • 1 male in his 40’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s

 

  • Gallatin County (1)
    • 1 male in his 50’s

 

  • White County (7)
    • 1 female under the age of 10
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 1 female in her 40’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 1 female in her 70’s
    • 1 male in his 70’s,

To date, Saline County has had a total of 2,170 lab confirmed positives, including 38 deaths, 997 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,431 lab-confirmed positives, including 23 deaths, 568 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 428 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 214 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 3,385 new confirmed cases and 50 additional deaths. Bringing the total of 1,072,214 confirmed cases and 18,258 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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