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BREAKING: Fearing collapse of emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, Oroville evacuated

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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:42 PM
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Live feed. Some predict it could fail within the hour.




posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:42 PM
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Remember the Johnstown flood.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

Those roads are clogged with cars all going in one direction.. OUT.

So I'm hoping no one gets hurt. the evacuation seems early enough to get everyone to safety just in case.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

Thanks..
I was searching for a feed.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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I leave for 15 minutes and this thread is about to collapse.

This is happening now.

I hope for the people to evacuate lest the dam does break.

Thanks for the live streams.

For years it was not enough water, now this.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: Reverbs
a reply to: stosh64

Those roads are clogged with cars all going in one direction.. OUT.

So I'm hoping no one gets hurt. the evacuation seems early enough to get everyone to safety just in case.


Would be smarter if they just opened both lanes to evacuate.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:50 PM
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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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originally posted by: RedDragon
Lmao California's state budget is $250 billion dollars and they can't maintain their largest dam. Third world countries do this.

Political corruption is where all that money went. Now peoples' lives are going to be destroyed and some people are probably going to die.


Sure but Northern California only gets a trickle of any of that money as most of it is rationed down south and the Bay Area.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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originally posted by: TheLotLizard
I live here I'm standing here watching the dam first hand


So what is happening, I like to hear things right from the horse's mouth.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:52 PM
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originally posted by: TheLotLizard

originally posted by: Reverbs
a reply to: stosh64

Those roads are clogged with cars all going in one direction.. OUT.

So I'm hoping no one gets hurt. the evacuation seems early enough to get everyone to safety just in case.


Would be smarter if they just opened both lanes to evacuate.


I was thinking the same thing. WTF?



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:52 PM
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originally posted by: RedDragon

originally posted by: Reverbs
a reply to: stosh64

Those roads are clogged with cars all going in one direction.. OUT.

So I'm hoping no one gets hurt. the evacuation seems early enough to get everyone to safety just in case.


What if you don't have a car? Or it's in the shop?





posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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originally posted by: TheLotLizard
I live here I'm standing here watching the dam first hand

Stay safe, keep us updated if possible.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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originally posted by: TheLotLizard
I live here I'm standing here watching the dam first hand


Are you in a safe place? Shouldn't you be evacuating?



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I wish I could keep you informed but it's about too dark to be of any use besides seeing the occasional helicopter spot light or emergency vehicle lights.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:54 PM
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originally posted by: RedDragon


What if you don't have a car? Or it's in the shop?


and what if you are disabled? I am sure the cops who are all over the place are checking on everyone.
When I've been in mandatory evacuations they go door to door and if you have no way to leave they set something up.

News conference in 5 minutes.
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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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It appears that that to the left of the spillway is where it will start to breach. I would assume this reservoir was never intended to handle this much water. I am sure it is doing what it was engineered to do, but this amount of water is not part of the design.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:59 PM
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Best wishes and luck to everyone there and leaving there.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: jappee
It appears that that to the left of the spillway is where it will start to breach. I would assume this reservoir was never intended to handle this much water. I am sure it is doing what it was engineered to do, but this amount of water is not part of the design.


From what I saw on the live stream, it looks like it will happen soon. It is already starting to breach in a few places......



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 08:02 PM
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What's crazy is that I just read an article this morning from a supposed dam engineer saying that there is an imminent threat to the dam and that the government officials are just trying to prevent panic. Another person showed pictures of state officials inspecting the spot where the spillway failed a few years ago.

They knew it could fail, they knew it could get worse, let's hope no lives are lost.



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