Valley Green Mobile Home Park in Jordan evacuated due to flooding

March 14, 2019 10:26 PM

Flooding caused crews to evacuate some residents in Jordan.

The Scott County Sheriff's Office said the Valley Green Mobile Home Park was being evacuated Thursday night.

Officials on scene told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS about 1,000 people are affected by the evacuation. An ice jam on Sand Creek caused water to flow over the bank and onto the property.

While the water isn't a drowning risk, it does prevent emergency vehicles from coming onto the property, which is why officials decided to evacuate residents. However, the evacuations are voluntary, not yet mandatory.

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A shelter is being set up at Jordan High School for residents being evacuated. Buses helped shuttle people to the shelter.

The National Weather Service says the area is under a Flood Warning until Saturday afternoon, as Sand Creek is expected to rise due to the ice jam breaking off and additional snow melt and rain. The NWS said Sand Creek was at 9.9 feet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, and is expected to get to 10.3 feet before falling.

Stay with and 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS for updates on this developing news.

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