• 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. 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.
    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 6 PM CST this evening through Sunday morning
    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.
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Egyptian Health Department Reports 22 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

The Egyptian Health Department was notified on Wednesday of 22 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:


  • Saline County (4)
    • 1 female in her 20’s
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 1 female in her 40’s
    • 1 female in her 70’s


  • Gallatin County (3)
    • 1 female in her 40’s
    • 1 female in her 50’s
    • 1 male in his 70’s


  • White County (15)
    • 1 female under the age of 10
    • 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 female in her 50’s
    • 2 males in their 50’s
    • 2 females in their 60’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 2 males; age demographics unknown-case status in progress


To date, Saline County has had a total of 2,184 lab confirmed positives, including 38 deaths, 1,063 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,451 lab-confirmed positives, including 23 deaths, 629 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 433 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 237 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 4,822 new confirmed cases and 107 additional deaths. Bringing the total of 1,081,354 confirmed cases and 18,398 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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