Shelter opened as Northview neighborhood issued evacuation advisory

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An evacuation advisory has been put into effect for parts of the Northview neighborhood in Manhattan after Tuttle Creek Lake reached concerning levels Wednesday evening.

People living in the Dix addition, Berry streets, Rocky Ford Mobile Home Park and Countryside Estates Mobile Home Park need to be aware that they may need to evacuate within the next 24 to 78 hours. 

The US Army Corps of Engineers recommends that residents take the appropriate precautions and be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice.

An evacuation advisory is different than an evacuation notice, as the advisory only notifies the residents that they may need to evacuate. An evacuation notice is a notification of immediate danger and establishes a curfew. A notice may be issued within the next 24 to 72 hours. 

The American Red Cross opened a shelter location at Westview Church located at 615 Gillespie Drive tonight at 9:15 PM.

Emergency personnel from the Blue Township Fire Department are going door-to-door in the affected mobile home park to notify residents of the danger.

Manhattan Fire Department personnel continue to notify residents in the Northview area as well.

To get more information, you can call the Flood Information Hotline at 785-587-4526, and questions can also be sent to FloodInfo2019@gmail.com.

Information is also available on the City of Manhattan website at www.cityofmhk.com/flood.

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