(UPDATE: Because of users on reddit and what I've read elsewhere, the Dam is just fine, the spillway has been relieved but has caused alot of erosion of the landscape. People are still being told to evacuate and find shelter because of flash floods and eroded landscape, but the dam itself hasn't broken.
(Update: Breitbart article: www.breitbart.com/california/2…)
(The Spillway's relief is apparently a legal action. Think of it like letting off the pressure of a faucet, or maybe a stressed hose. But the problem is, there's a serious erosion problem happening in the spillway which is why this is so dangerous. If the spillway erodes, and collapses, there's nothing to plug up the water, which could wipe out towns nearby.)
(If you have any news, any updates, or any information correction, go ahead and submit it and I'll get it in! Thanks!)
Shelter, news, contact and emergency numbers below as well as areas affected shown below!
Thanks to sh2003 for the links!
Article with videos of Evac and floods:
Zerohedge coverage www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02…
Sikh temples open doors, offer food and shelter to evacuees twitter.com/SikhProf/status/83…
Stephan Molyneux twitter.com/StefanMolyneux/sta…
Video as of last night of the severity of the situation twitter.com/B911Nature/status/…
Officials ignored warnings as far back as 12 years ago www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/12…
Business insider - Part of the tallest dam in the US is on the verge of collapse — and California was unprepared archive.is/QmXKI
CBC reporting 200,000 people affected www.cbc.ca/news/technology/fai…
Daily mail reporting 200,000 people affected (lots of pics of damage)
Live stream www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxbDJl…
LA times diminishing the severity www.latimes.com/local/californ…
State and national guards have started dumping rocks on the eroding spillway sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017…
Areas under evacuation
Yuba City (city said voluntary at 5:30 a.m. Monday)
Wheatland (Yuba County said voluntary around midnight)
"HERE IS A LIST OF IMPORTANT NUMBERS AND INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THE OROVILLE SPILLWAY FLOODING
Emergency contact numbers for areas affected by the Oroville Spillway Incident:
Sutter County: (530) 822-4988/822-7556
Yuba County: New Number: (530) 749-7520
Yolo County: (530) 406-4930
Shasta County: (530) 225-2510
Butte County: (530) 872-5951 or for assistance for evacuation for the disabled, call paratransit at (530) 342-0221 or 2-1-1.
Evacuation Bus Line: Line B leaves from the Church of the Nazarene in Oroville on 2238 Monte Vista ave.
CAL FIRE incident Management Team #3 is in Unified Command with the Butte County Sheriff and the Department of Water Resources on managing this incident. The incident started on Feb. 7, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Cooperating agencies include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Butte County Sheriff’s Office, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the State’s Division of Safety of Dams, Cal Fire and state and federal wildlife agencies."
Several shelters have opened up for the nearly 200,000 people ordered to evacuate Sunday. B eale Air Force Base, about eight miles east of Marysville, opened its fitness center.
Colusa, Glenn, Nevada, Tehama and Yolo counties also opened their fairgrounds.
The Nevada County Fairgrounds is at 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. Evacuees seeking shelter should enter at Gate 1.
The Glenn County Fairgrounds is at 221 E. Yolo St., Orland. Red Cross is on site to receive evacuees. There also is space for livestock and parking for RVs, according to its Facebook page.
Tehama District Fairgrounds is at 650 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff. Buildings have been opened for shelter, and there is room on the grounds for RVs and animals, according to its Facebook page.
The Colusa County Fairgrounds is at 1303 10th St., Colusa. It is offering water and restrooms for people traveling through and a place to park, including for RVs. These fairgrounds are not an official evacuation point.
The Yolo County Fairgrounds is at 1250 E. Gum St., Woodlands.
The Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd in Roseville, has also opened to evacuees.
Other shelter locations are:
Camelot Equestrian Park, 1985 Clark Road, Paradise Christian & Alliance Missionary Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise Elks Lodge, 1100 Elks Lane, Paradise Neighborhood Church, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico VFW Post 1555, 554 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico Most hotels in the Chico area are at full capacity as is the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, officials said during a news conference at 10 p.m. The Red Cross of Northeastern California, however, said it is opening a new facility at the fairgrounds and adding more cots.
Sikh Temples Opening Doors: twitter.com/SinghLions/status/…
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St., Chico THIS IS NOW FULL Neighborhood Church of Chico, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 E. Yolo St., Orland Tehama District Fairgrounds, 650 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave., Woodland Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Dr., Citrus Heights For horses and RVs/fifth-wheels/tents: Gibson Ranch, 8554 Gibson Ranch Park Rd., Elverta. Phones: 916-806-3110 for RVs, etc.; for horses and livestock, 707-623-7665 For large animals: Camelot Equestrian Park, 1985 Clark Road (Highway 191), Butte Valley In addition, the Sikh community is offering temporary housing at temples to any evacuees: 4600 Pell Dr, Sacramento 916-922-1313 6221 16th St, Rio Linda 916-992-1710 7676 Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento 916-688-3020 2301 Evergreen Ave, West Sacramento 916-371-9787 4640 Woodward Avenue, Manteca 209-824-4433 11770 W. Clover Rd., Tracy 209-836-2215 1930 S Grant St, Stockton 209-625-7500 Phone numbers for public evacuation information Butte County residents: 530-872-5951 or 211 Yuba or Sutter County residents: 866-916-3566