“This is not a Drill. Repeat this is not a drill”
The National Weather Service said Sunday, urging people living below Oroville Dam to evacuate. The evacuation was ordered because of a “hazardous situation” involving the Northern California dam’s emergency spillway. The National Weather Service said the auxiliary spillway is expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville.”
Thousands of people evacuated below the Oroville Dam, jamming roads…
TV news footage showed long delays out of Oroville, with officials urging people to move to higher ground. Gas stations were also packed.
Evacuation centers were set up in Chico.
Butte County officials said they evacuated jail inmates due to the situation.