RISING WATER: New Hartford Evacuated
Flooding concerns have led to the mandatory evacuation of New Hartford in Butler County.
The Beaver Creek is expected to rise to 14.9 feet by Tuesday night. Around 6:30 Tuesday morning, the water level at the creek was already 14.2 feet. Officials with Butler County Emergency Management say the water is rising on the west side of the town and is already coming over the berm on the east side of town.
KWWL reports the mandatory evacuation order was issued around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday but some people are choosing to stay in their homes. Residents that are evacuating are being directed to the Boyd Building in Shell Rock.
Several roads leading in and out of New Hartford have already been closed.
Beaver Creek reached its record crest in 2008 at 15.7 feet.