• River Flood Warning - Click for Details
    ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
    Effective: June 24, 2024 @ 4:36pm
    Expires: June 28, 2024 @ 3:00am
    LOCATION
    WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO1
    WHERE...Rock River near Joslin.
    INFO2
    WHEN...From Monday afternoon to early Friday morning.
    INFO3
    IMPACTS...At 12.5 feet, Water affects some summer cottages along the river.
    INFO4
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:45 PM CDT Sunday the stage was 10.3 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow afternoon to a crest of 12.8 feet Tuesday morning. It will then fall below flood stage Thursday evening. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
    PRECAUTIONS
    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. The next statement will be issued by Monday evening at 845 PM CDT.

Red Cross Putting Out an Urgent Plea for Blood Platelet Donations

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The Red Cross says that there is an urgent need for blood platelet donations. On Friday, June 9th, the Red Cross sent out a message asking for donors to step forward: “A concerning shortfall in blood donations last month could stress the American Red Cross blood supply. The Red Cross collected over 26,000 fewer blood donations than needed in May to meet the needs of patients. The need for blood is constant, with someone needing a blood transfusion in the U.S. every two seconds. Platelet donors are especially needed at this time. The public can help ensure continuity for patients by making an appointment to give blood or platelets now and in the weeks ahead. ” 

With that in mind, the Red Cross is touting June 14th as National Blood Donor Day and are offering gifts in exchange for donations throughout the month of June. “June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, a day meant to raise awareness of the need for a safe, diverse and stable blood supply and to recognize volunteer blood donors. This is the perfect time to give, especially for those who haven’t given in a while, or who have never given before.

In thanks for taking time to help, all who come to give blood, platelets or plasma June 1-30 will receive a $10 gift card by email to a merchant of their choice. Those who come to give throughout June will also be automatically entered for a chance to win a backyard theater package. Details for both offers can be found at RedCrossBlood.org/June.”

Opportunities to donate blood in our area include:

Bureau

Princeton
6/15/2023: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church Street

Henry

Annawan
6/22/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Annawan Community Center, 314 N. State St

Orion
6/28/2023: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1001 9th Street
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Knox

Galesburg
6/21/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knox Agri Center, 180 S. Soangetaha Rd.
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Mercer

Aledo
6/20/2023: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., VFW Hall, 106 SW 3rd Ave.
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Putnam

Mc Nabb
6/19/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., McNabb Fire Dept., 391 N. Rt. 89
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Rock Island

Moline
6/28/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Red Cross of Quad Cities, 1100 River Drive
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Warren

Monmouth
6/20/2023: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., American Legion, 1110 N. 11th St

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