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Engineers are LOSING the battle to lower water behind California’s crumbling dam by 50ft before new storm hits on Wednesday – after admitting the waters have only dropped 11ft in 24 hours

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
By Paul Martin

Water level at Lake Oroville has only been reduced by 11ft since it reached its capacity on Saturday afternoon Department of Water Resources had hoped to lower it by 50ft before storms hit as soon as Wednesday night Water is being drained from the lake down the damaged main spillway at a rate of... »

Homes beneath California’s crumbling dam lie abandoned as it’s revealed officials were warned about it TWELVE YEARS ago and residents face WEEKS of homelessness amid fight to stop collapse

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
By Paul Martin

Some 200,000 people were forced to flee their homes surrounding California’s Oroville Dam on Sunday They may be displaced for weeks as emergency services race against a forecast storm to stop it from flooding Another one to three inches of rain is due to fall on Wednesday into the already saturated rivers They are... »

“A Never-Happened-Before Event”: As Oroville Dam Drains, A Problem Remains

Monday, February 13, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com Feb 13, 2017 As discussed previously, the biggest priority for California officials tasked with restoring the damaged Oroville Dam as they race against a coming Wednesday storm, is to plug the hole in the damaged spillway while draining as much water as possible ahead of the coming rainfall. The good... »

Governor Brown: Evacuate Sacremento or One Million Could Die From Oroville Dam

Monday, February 13, 2017
By Paul Martin

By Dave Hodges TheCommonSenseShow.com February 13th, 2017 Almost 200,000 people have evacuated from several Northern California counties after damage to spillways at the Oroville Dam. I have spoken to several people that I know within the area which are impacted from the dam, and these people feel they need to leave right now. The... »

Race Against Rain: Oroville Dam Must Drain 50 Feet by Wednesday

Monday, February 13, 2017
By Paul Martin

by JOEL B. POLLAK BreitBart.com 13 Feb 2017 Officials are releasing water from the Oroville Dam, the nation’s highest, at the astonishing rate of 100,000 cubic feet per second, with the goal of lowering the lake’s elevation by 50 feet before a week of rain and snow hits the region Wednesday. At a press... »

In Race Against Coming Storm, Workers Scramble To Plug Oroville Dam Hole Using Rocks, Sandbags

Monday, February 13, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com Feb 13, 2017 After discovering a hole in Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway, officials said late Sunday that they will attempt to plug it using sandbags and rocks. But, as the LA Times notes, they stressed the situation remains dangerous and urged thousands of residents downstream to evacuate to higher ground.... »

Oroville Dam Evacuations: Here Are The Latest Updates

Monday, February 13, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com Feb 13, 2017 Following a woefully belated response by California authorities’ to the dangerous situation unfolding at the Lake Oroville Dam in Northern California over the weekend, an evacuation order forcing some 200,000 people living below the tallest dam in the US remained in place early on Monday after residents... »

California prepares for catastrophe: Battle to stop a collapse at America’s tallest dam as 200,000 residents flee amid fears of a 100ft-deep flood that could stretch for 40 miles

Monday, February 13, 2017
By Paul Martin

Fears the Oroville Dam could collapse and unleash flooding which could leave towns 100 foot underwater Nearly 200,000 residents evacuated in Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties in Northern California amid fears All 23,000 of the California National Guard have been put on standby to assist the situation and recovery Federal and state officials rejected... »

Evacuation Ordered as California’s Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway to Fail

Sunday, February 12, 2017
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 13.02.2017 The 16,000 citizens of Oroville have been ordered to evacuate as the dam’s emergency spillway is predicted to fail imminently. The California Department of Water Resources is ordering residents to evacuate northward. Online accounts report traffic jams as people try to get out of harm’s way. On Tuesday, a huge hole formed... »

Kenya Appeals for International Aid as Drought Threatens Mass Famine

Sunday, February 12, 2017
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 12.02.2017 Kenya’s government has declared the drought gripping the country a national disaster and appealed for international aid. With up to half the country affected by the drought that has spread across East Africa, the hungriest are resorting to eating bugs and toxic wild foods. Twenty-three of the country’s 47 counties are facing... »

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