As the situation became more concerning at the dam, evacuations began in earnest with fire and police going door to door getting people to higher ground.
Emergency crews issuing what they call precautionary evacuations in the area of Wilmore, Summerhill and South Fork Borough and the area of East Taylor Township.
The Red Cross set up an emergency shelter at Forest Hills High School.
The Red Cross says they have more than 30 people and food is being provided by the school.
They also state they can set up sleeping accommodations if evacuations continue into the evening hours.
The Red Cross says they can set up sleeping accommodations if evacuations continue into the evening hours.