• 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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Shawnee National Forest Provides Customer Service Five Days a Week

HARRISBURG, IL January 14, 2021 –The Shawnee National Forest is providing contact-free customer services Monday through Friday at their offices located in Harrisburg, Jonesboro and Vienna Illinois.

Although brochures and recreation information are available on the Forest’s website, other services are only available at the office, such as America the Beautiful Federal Park Passes, paper maps, firewood permits and burn permits (required in Feb., March, April, Oct. & Nov.).

Customers are encouraged to call the nearest Forest Service office prior to coming by to ensure they bring the proper ID or form of payment necessary for a pass or permit. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and closed on federal holidays. Visitors should contact their local Forest office with any questions: Harrisburg (618) 253-7114; Vienna (618) 658-2111; Jonesboro (618) 833-8576.

Customers may experience short wait-times outside as visitors are not allowed entry into the offices. These actions have been taken based on the best available medical advice to promote social distancing.   Find the latest Forest information on the website: www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee or their social media sites: Facebook or Twitter.

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