• Flood Watch for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: February 27, 2021 @ 6:00pm
    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. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
    LOCATION
    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.
    INFO1
    From this evening through Sunday morning
    INFO2
    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.
Current Weather

Verbal Altercation Leads to Carmi Man’s Arrest Saturday Afternoon

42 year old Bobby Hancock, of Carmi was arrested by Carmi Police Saturday, just after noon, for Disorderly Conduct and Intimidation, following a call for service to the area of the 500 block of 5th Street for a verbal altercation between two females. Mr. Hancock, knowing one of the females came to the scene and began shouting obscenities and threats towards the complainants. Hancock was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and intimidation (class 3 felony). The verbal altercation between the females is still currently under investigation. Hancock is being held in the White County Jail.

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