By: Christine Souders
One area community was already under a voluntary evacuation order by Thursday afternoon.
Officials called a voluntary evacuation when a levy upstream failed.
Near the levee, the Green River poured into this 80 acres of farmland, and down stream, flood waters shut down roads, including this section of Highway 84 which is now underwater.
"The waters got to get back in to the Green River basin one way or the other, so it's basically flowing out into the flood plain, and any homes or property that's in that way is going to get increased flooding," said John Swan, Colona Fire Chief.
Daniel Snyder, a Colona Homeowner said police knocked on his door with a heads up that he and his family may have to evacuate.
Because of the levee's failure up stream; his back yard and basement are now flooded.
"By time I was able to get sand delivered here, it was already in the house. I had family and good neighbors here in Colona, and they all came out to help us," said Snyder.
City crews were also doing damage control by filling in gaps with sand bags at another levee on Ballegeer Farms.
Farmer Dave Ballegeer said the levee is almost at the tipping point, and if it doesn't hold, nearly 100 houses in the Colona Neighborhood could be at risk of flooding.
"It could break because it's right up at the top right now, so we can't take much more," said Ballegeer.
Colona fire department said the failed levee upstream is actually relieving pressure on the green river, and the water level looks like its starting to fall.
However, if the levee breaks on ballegeer farms, nearby homeowners will be told evacuated right away.