The water level of Mercer Creek has exceeded its banks, and water is spilling onto the street at Helena and Airport, and B Street and 14th Avenue. While the water is not affecting traffic, drivers are encouraged to take alternative routes and avoid these two intersections. Sand and sand bags are available at Kiwanis Park located near the corner of Main Street and 14th Avenue.Automated alerts are one of many ways to help protect your home, family, or business when there is the potential for or during a flood. However, in an emergency no single system is foolproof. Keep in mind that automated alerts are an excellent enhancement to our effort to share emergency information with our citizens, but registration will not guarantee notification of any specific event. Therefore, it is important to check multiple sources for information – such as radio, television and the Internet – and use varied methods of delivery for getting information directly – such as voice, text or email.