• 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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White County Soil and Water Conservation Replaces Annual Meeting with General Election Election and Landowner Appreciation Drive-Up Lunch

2021 would have been the year for White County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 75th Annual Meeting. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, a General Election of Directors and Landowner Appreciation lunch will replace the SWCD Annual Meeting.


A General Election of Directors will be held on Thursday, February 18, at the Floral Hall of the fairgrounds between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:30 pm. The public is invited and encouraged to come to vote for two Directors for the Soil and Water Conservation District board. Laura Whitsitt and Mark Colbert are up for re-election. All landowner or occupiers of White County of legal voting age are eligible to vote.


Award recognitions for Conservationist of the Year and Poster Contest winners will be published on February 10. Support and attendance of the SWCD’s past Annual Meetings is sincerely appreciated, and it is hoped we can return to a “more normal” format in 2022.


Between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm, McPeak Fish Market will provide free carryout fish dinners. Please RSVP for lunches by February 10 by calling SWCD staff, Debbie Gray or Jewel Brooks, at 618-382-2213, Ext. 3, in order to provide an accurate meal count. Lunch will be canceled if the count does not reach the required minimum.


CDC and public health guidelines will be observed, and those attending are requested to drive up and remain in their vehicles.

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