• River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: March 02, 2021 @ 11:08am
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued Monday evening at 1100 PM CST.
    LOCATION

    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage early Tuesday afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 18.3 feet Monday, March 08.
    DURATION
    From Tuesday morning until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 8:30 PM CST Sunday the stage was 11.4 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO4
    Impact...At 19.0 feet, Harmonie State Park is closed. Surrounding bottomland is flooded.
  • River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: March 01, 2021 @ 12:32pm
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    N/A
    LOCATION
    The Flood Warning continues for the Wabash River at Mount Carmel.
    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage this afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 24.5 feet Sunday morning.
    DURATION
    From this afternoon until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 5:45 AM CST Monday /6:45 AM EST Monday/ the stage was 17.0 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO4
    Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 24.5 feet on 05/01/1970.
  • River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued Monday evening at 1045 PM CST.
    LOCATION

    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage early tomorrow afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 29.0 feet early Friday afternoon.
    DURATION
    From Monday morning until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 7:30 PM CST Sunday the stage was 25.2 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
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Shimkus Touts His Availability to Local Constituents

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today reminded constituents in the Illinois 15th Congressional District of his regular availability to meet with them in their local communities.

“Since I came to Congress, I’ve continued to hold Open Office Hours and my staff have held Traveling Help Desks throughout my district,” said Shimkus. “This is in addition to the thousands of constituent meetings I schedule in my DC and district offices.”

“This year I’ve made several visits to each of the 33 counties I represent, and I’m very pleased to have held Open Office Hours in each as well.”

At Open Office Hours, as well as staff-led Traveling Help Desks, local constituents can share their thoughts on legislation and public policy, as well as get help dealing with a federal agency like the Social Security Administration or Department of Veterans Affairs. The one-on-one meetings are typically held in city hall or the county courthouse.

Constituents are encouraged to visit shimkus.house.gov/events to see when Open Office Hours and Traveling Help Desks are coming to their area.

“It’s important to be available and present in the community,” added Shimkus, who returns to his hometown of Collinsville every weekend and week the House is not in session. “Part of that too is embracing technology to connect with people online. Folks can contact me 24/7 through my website or social media.”

Congressman Shimkus maintains an active Facebook page and sends the majority of his own tweets under the handle @RepShimkus, including a tweet each morning of a Bible verse from his daily devotions. Videos of the congressman in the Energy & Commerce Committee and debating legislation on the House floor are also available on YouTube.

Phone numbers and mailing addresses for the congressman’s Capitol Hill and district offices are available HERE.

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