Officials are knocking on doors in a North Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood and telling residents they should probably leave for higher ground due to the threat of flooding from the Arkansas River.

Officials say in a Facebook post Saturday that they believe the river will back up storm drainage areas and cause roads to become inaccessible for possibly more than a week.

City spokesman Nathan Hamilton says there are about 150 homes in the neighborhood covered by the evacuation recommendation.

Billy Madison dismantles a homemade levee behind his home in the Garden City neighborhood in west Tulsa Friday, May 31, 2019. His levee worked and kept water away from his home. The National Weather Service said Friday the Arkansas River's level at Tulsa has dropped almost 4 feet from Wednesday's crest and will continue to recede through the weekend. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World/Tulsa World via AP)
Billy Madison dismantles a homemade levee behind his home in the Garden City neighborhood in west Tulsa Friday, May 31, 2019. His levee worked and kept water away from his home. The National Weather Service said Friday the Arkansas River’s level at Tulsa has dropped almost 4 feet from Wednesday’s crest and will continue to recede through the weekend. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World/Tulsa World via AP)

Officials said Friday night that a nearby city levee had been breached and the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning, but it was canceled when officials later said the levee hadn’t breached and wasn’t in danger of failing. Instead, a containment berm at a riverside petroleum facility had breached.

Connie Sollars stands on the porch of her wet front yard in west Tulsa, Okla., Friday, May 31, 2019. Sollars evacuated but her husband Curtis stayed behind. In northeastern Oklahoma, residents forced from their homes by flooding made plans to return as the Arkansas River recedes. The National Weather Service said Friday the Arkansas River's level at Tulsa has dropped almost 4 feet from Wednesday's crest and will continue to recede through the weekend.  (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
Connie Sollars stands on the porch of her wet front yard in west Tulsa, Okla., Friday, May 31, 2019. Sollars evacuated but her husband Curtis stayed behind. In northeastern Oklahoma, residents forced from their homes by flooding made plans to return as the Arkansas River recedes.  (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff's Department water rushes through the levee along the Arkansas River in Dardanelle, Ark., on Friday, May 31, 2019.  Officials say the levee breached early Friday at Dardanelle, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock.  (Yell County Sheriff's Department via AP)
In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff’s Department water rushes through the levee along the Arkansas River in Dardanelle, Ark., on Friday, May 31, 2019. Officials say the levee breached early Friday at Dardanelle, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. (Yell County Sheriff’s Department via AP)
In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff's Department water rushes through the levee along the Arkansas River in Dardanelle, Ark., on Friday, May 31, 2019. Officials say the levee breached early Friday at Dardanelle, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. (Yell County Sheriff's Department via AP)
In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff’s Department water rushes through the levee along the Arkansas River in Dardanelle, Ark., on Friday, May 31, 2019. (Yell County Sheriff’s Department via AP)
In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff's Department water rushes through the levee along Arkansas River in Dardanelle, Ark., on Friday, May 31, 2019. Officials say the levee breached early Friday at Dardanelle, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. (Yell County Sheriff's Department via AP)
In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff’s Department water rushes through the levee along Arkansas River in Dardanelle, Ark., on Friday, May 31, 2019. (Yell County Sheriff’s Department via AP)
In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff's Department water rushes through the levee along Arkansas River in Dardanelle, Ark., on Friday, May 31, 2019. Officials say the levee breached early Friday at Dardanelle, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock.  (Yell County Sheriff's Department via AP)
In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff’s Department water rushes through the levee along Arkansas River in Dardanelle, Ark., on Friday, May 31, 2019. (Yell County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

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