• 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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Illinois State Police Investigate Two Vehicle Personal Injury Traffic Crash in Wayne County Wednesday

Illinois State Police District 19 investigated a two vehicle personal injury traffic crash in Wayne County Wednesday around 8:20 a.m.


56 year old Cary Jackson-Kallemback, of Dahlgren, and 42 year old Tosha Swink, of St. Louis, were traveling eastbound on I-64 at Milepost 101 in the right lane. Jackson-Kallemback entered the left traffic lane in an attempt to pass Swink, when his 2001 Ford crossed the center line roadway markings and struck Swink’s 2019 Freightliner Truck Tractor Trailer Combination.


2 passengers in Jackson-Kallemback’s vehicle, 77 year old Betty Noble, of Mt. Vernon, IL, and 50 year old Christine Whitlock, of Opdyke, were transported to a local area hospital with injuries.


Jackson-Kallemback was issued citations for Improper Lane Usage, Driving While License Revoked and Operating an Uninsured Vehicle.

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