Evacuation advisory issued for Manhattan's Northview neighborhood

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- The people who live in the Northview neighborhood of Manhattan are being warned they may need to evacuate their homes soon because the water keeps rising in Tuttle Creek Lake.

The City of Manhattan is warning that within two or three days the water may be high enough that it will start affecting nearby homes, businesses, and roads. Its Evacuation Advisory includes the Dix Edition, Berry Streets, and Countryside Estates Mobile Home Park.

Emergency personnel will be going door-to-door in the affected areas to warn residents. They will have official identification with them when they come. An American Red Cross shelter will open at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at Westview Church, 615 Gillespie Drive, the City added.

The U.S. Corps of Engineers has warned emergency personnel they plan to increase the amount being released through the tubes to over 187,000 gallons per second (25,000 cfs), effective immediately.

The Flood Information Hotline is currently staffed 24 hours a day and questions can be sent to floodinfo2019@gmail.com. The City is also posting information on its website at www.cityofmhk.com/flood