FLOOD UPDATE – Jackson County Emergency Management Information

Murphysboro….Pasted from the most recent update to the Jackson County Emergency Management Agency’s website:

Jackson County officials are monitoring the river levels to make a determination on when residents can return to their homes. It could be as early as Wednesday when conditions will permit safe return of residents to threatened areas. For those choosing to return home that requested a House Watch, please notify the Sheriff’s Office at 618-684-2773. 
– The Big Muddy River remains closed to recreational traffic.
– The levees appear to be holding and the river levels are dropping.
– Volunteers may be needed to assist with returning residents once the threat of flooding has passed. Please register your availability with the Volunteer Coordinator at 534-9212.
Road Closure Update 10:00AM
– Indian Ridge Road is completely open

Residents needing assistance with evacuation or sheltering should call 684-3137. Anyone evacuating is encouraged to notify the Sheriff’s Department at 684-2773 to be included on house watch patrols in the area. A request form is available at the Sheriff’s Department and online at www.JacksonCountyEMA.com.