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News on our city of Oroville, California. Our city was shut down and roads were closed due to the failure or the emergency spill way and the damaged regular spillway to our full lake at the Oroville Dam. They are working frantically to fill with rock and cement the large holes where roads are being washed away. Most of the city has been evacuated, except for those higher up. Neighbor cities to the south are being evacuated.
Robert and I are located over the hill and closer to the mountains. Our daughter is on the border and we are safe with full pantry and freezer. We have propane to run a generator if necessary. We are praying that the workers will have wisdom how to fix this terrible event.
The emergency ban has been lifted, but people are being advised to pack and prepare if there be another evacuation.
Many feel the dam is in danger, but the water is being released over the damaged regular spillway to lower the lake. A new storm is expected soon, and also the snow is melting. Prisoners in the jail have been relocated to Santa Rita, CA.
We are fine, just praying and asking God to hold the dam together. Ten years ago, officials wanted to shore up the spillways, but those in government said it would be too expensive - - - and at time there was no emergency so why spend the money????
That is water under the bridge and it is not time to point fingers, but to pray to find a fix for this predicament.
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