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norwich36 ([personal profile] norwich36) wrote2017-02-12 06:18 pm

Northern California evacuations

I hope everyone affected has heard of this, but as of 5 pm PST today (Sunday), much of the area of Oroville California and south of it--the Feather River region, including Biggs, Gridley, Palermon, Thermalito, Hallwood, Marysville, Olivehurst/Linda and Plumas Lake are being evacuated because of an imminent failure of the Oroville Dam emergency spillway. Here are a couple links for more information, if you or loved ones live in the affected area: a link to a reddit thread on the situation; a Sacramento Bee story on this ; a news story on the incident .

This is a really scary situation, and my best wishes are with everyone affected. (And I'm really concerned, since even if doesn't fail now, we're supposed to get even more rain later in the week).