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  • "N. Korea Evacuates Residents near Punggye-ri" ... Attention to Possible Nuclear Test on 25th

    04/21/2017 6:29:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    KBS ^ | 2017.04.21
    /begin my translation "N. Korea Evacuates Residents near Punggye-ri" ... Attention to Possible Nuclear Test on 25th Uploaded 2017.04.21 (21:01) | Updated 2017.04.21 (21:18) N. Korea recently evacuated residents near Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Hamkyung Province, and S. Korea/U.S. intelligence authorities are reportedly paying close attention to any related developments. Intelligence sources said on Apr. 21th (today,) “Residents living near the nuclear test site have been evacuated to shelters by N. Korean authorities. It is quite likely that it is related to a nuclear test, based on their past behaviors.” Additionally, they said, “More frequent flights to an...
  • Japan Weighs Plans for S. Korea Evacuation Over Nuclear Crisis

    04/14/2017 6:37:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    TOKYO — Japan's National Security Council has discussed how to evacuate its nearly 60,000 citizens from South Korea in the event of a crisis, a government official said Friday amid rising concern over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. North Korea denounced the U.S. on Friday for bringing "huge nuclear strategic assets" to the Korean peninsula as a U.S. aircraft carrier group headed for the region ahead of a feared sixth nuclear missile test. Besides commercial ships and planes, Japan would want to send military aircraft and ships to assist in the evacuation if the South Korean government agreed, the official,...
  • Kim Jong-Un ‘orders IMMEDIATE EVACUATION of Pyongyang’ as tensions with US escalate

    04/12/2017 6:16:06 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 121 replies
    Express ^ | 04/12/2017 | Sofia Petkar
    NORTH Korea leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered residents of the country’s capital Pyongyang to leave the city immediately, sparking fears he may be preparing for war.
  • Ofra evictions: 8 homes evacuated, 8 officers injured (Title change)

    02/28/2017 2:53:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Feb 28, 2017 [02/28/17 06:33 | updated: 13:44] | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Video The evacuation of nine houses in the Givat Tzvi neighborhood of Ofra commenced just after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, after Border Police officers sealed off access to the homes slated for demolition. Hundreds of demonstrators faced off against security forces deployed to the town, with some protesters barricading themselves inside houses facing demolition. Prior to the evacuation, more than 100 Border Police officers deployed around the nine homes slated for demolition in Ofra. Officers blocked off access to the Givat Tzvi neighborhood, isolating the area ahead of the evacuation. In addition, security forces surrounded each of the nine homes...
  • Two children burned after Dakota Access protesters set 20 fires during evacuation

    02/23/2017 4:36:54 AM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Two children were burned, one of them severely, at the Dakota Access camp evacuation Wednesday after remaining activists set fire to about 20 shelters and a vehicle in what was described as a departure ceremony. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said a 17-year-old girl was airlifted to a hospital in Minneapolis, and that a seven-year-old boy was also hurt as most of the activists left the camp in compliance with a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers eviction order. Most of those remaining at the camp left peacefully, but 10 protesters were arrested after making their way onto Highway 1806 and...
  • NWS cancels flash flood warning for area around Nevada dam

    02/21/2017 2:13:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 186 replies
    Dayton Ohio's whio.com ^ | 2/21/17 | Dayton Ohio's whio.com staff
    The National Weather Service in Reno, Nevada is warning of an "imminent" dam break about 85 miles northeast of the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. The NWS is urging people to evacuate immediately. URGENT: Retention basin above East Dayton, NV failing! FLASH FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 6:40PM. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. #NVWx #DamFailure pic.twitter.com/frXe8qhyI5 — NWS Reno (@NWSReno) February 21, 2017 The area was already dealing with a Winter Storm Warni
  • Evacuations ordered due to levee breach south of Manteca

    02/20/2017 8:08:52 PM PST · by Mariner · 65 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | February 20th, 2017 | KCRA Staff
    MANTECA, Calif. (KCRA) — A levee near Manteca was breached Monday night leading to mandatory evacuations in the area, according to San Joaquin County officials said. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for people living within the below boundary:.... The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the pictured area on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, due to a levee breach south of Manteca. The warning is set to expire at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
  • If Oroville Dam Failed, Residents Likely Would Not Be Advised in Time

    02/19/2017 2:05:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2017
    Communities immediately downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation's tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago. Regulators at the time recommended that state officials implement more public-warning systems, carry out annual public education campaigns and work to improve early detection of any problems at the dam. Six years later, state and local officials have adopted some of the recommendations, including automated warnings via reverse 911 calls to...
  • AP Exclusive: If [Oroville] California dam failed, people likely stuck

    02/17/2017 11:09:41 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 51 replies
    SF Gate ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    Communities just downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation's tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago. The state Department of Water Resources informed federal dam regulators that local emergency officials "do not believe there is enough time to perform evacuations in the communities immediately downstream of the dam during a sudden failure," according to a Feb. 8, 2011, letter reviewed by The Associated Press. Absent "significant" advance...
  • Sikhs Step Up, Welcome Oroville Dam Evacuees to Their Temples

    02/15/2017 10:59:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | Lisa Fernandez
    "It's just hardwired into us and our religion," Harsimran Singh aid. "Anytime someone needs help, we need to be there." Members of the Sikh faith are inviting the 188,000 evacuees who were forced to leave their homes because of the damaged Oroville Dam emergency spillway to come to their temples for a nice vegetarian meal and a rest on the floor of their prayer halls. Yuba City and Sacramento — both about an hour's drive from Oroville — are central migration spots for Sikhs in California, most of whom originally hailed from Punjab, India. Several temples in the surrounding Northern...
  • Walking Around The Evacuated Town of Oroville 2/13/17

    02/14/2017 5:26:42 PM PST · by Trumpnation · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-14-17 | JR
    Empty buildings, empty streets, empty businesses. It's like a Hollywood ghost town movie set in Oroville, California due to the dam overflow.
  • Evacuations lifted for communities below Oroville Dam

    02/14/2017 2:19:38 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2-14-17 | Veronica Rocha
    Authorities lifted mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday for communities below the Oroville Dam. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea announced the order had been changed to an evacuation warning after he said the risk of flooding had been reduced. "We have concluded it is safe to reduce the emergency evacuation order to an evacuation warning"said Honea, who had made the initial call Sunday to evacuate a large swath of three counties below the imperiled dam. At the time, residents were told the spillway to the dam could collapse within an hour. Roadblocks on the two main...
  • Woo hoo! Dam disaster averted! Evacuation lifted! Praise God! Thank you, FRiends!

    02/14/2017 2:09:51 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 57 replies
    n/a | Feb. 14, 2017 | Texas Eagle
    Praise God and thank all you FReepers for your prayers and offers of assistance!
  • Evacuations for 180K+ people near Lake Oroville to stay in place

    02/14/2017 6:09:46 AM PST · by Mariner · 75 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | February 14th, 2017 | Sarah Heise
    While more than 180,000 residents remain evacuated from their homes in Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties, there is no timetable as to when people can return home as water officials and engineers assess the damage and situation at the two damaged Oroville Dam spillways, the Butte County sheriff said Monday. As tensions remain high around the area, some good news came early Monday morning when water levels at Lake Oroville dropped below capacity, stopping water from spilling over the potentially hazardous emergency spillway. However, officials are still looking to lower the lake another 50 feet to less than 850 feet...
  • There’s the threat of Oroville Dam. Then there’s Trump

    02/13/2017 8:59:54 PM PST · by Mariner · 54 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 13th, 2017 | Erika D. Smith
    It all happened so quickly. Water poured down the rapidly eroding hillside of Oroville Dam on Sunday evening. Engineers with the state had to make a series of quick decisions to avert a catastrophic flood. When they weren’t sure it would work, the Butte County Sheriff’s Department made the gutsy call to evacuate tens of thousands of residents in a matter of hours. By Monday, state and local officials were working alongside the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine the next steps in a still dangerous situation. This is what should happen when people’s lives are in danger, this beautiful...
  • UPDATE: Oroville Dam evacuations extended to Sutter County line

    02/12/2017 9:36:04 PM PST · by Kartographer · 111 replies
    KRCR ^ | 2/12/17 | By: Josh Copitch
    An immediate evacuation for Oroville and areas downstream has been ordered. Supervisor Bill Connelly said specifically people who live in Downtown Oroville, Thermalito, and Palermo. The Department of Water Resources said the the mandatory evacuation is now extending to the Sutter County line. An evacuation center has been set up at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico. The Elks Lodge in Paradise is also opening their RV Park for free to evacuees. Space is limited in the RV Park. Highway 99, leaving Oroville, has been shut down to all southbound traffic and all four lanes will be open to northbound...
  • All of Yuba County Ordered to Evacuate Immediately.

    02/12/2017 5:55:03 PM PST · by Mariner · 405 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | February 12th, 2017 | KCRA Staff
    "Officials are anticipating a failure of the Auxiliary Spillway at Oroville Dam within the next 60 minutes (5:45 p.m.)," the California Department of Water Resources said on Facebook. The Yuba County Office of Emergency Services said on Facebook an evacuation has been for "all Yuba County on the valley floor." The city of Marysville and Yuba County have been ordered to evacuate, the Marysville Police Department tweeted.
  • Evacuations Ordered Due to ‘Hazardous Situation’ Developing at Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway

    02/12/2017 5:11:49 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 59 replies
    Fox 40 ^ | February 12, 2017 | Genny McLaren
    OROVILLE — Immediate evacuations have been ordered for residents of the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream, according to officials with the California Department of Water Resources. Officials say a hazardous situation is developing with the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway. The operation of the auxiliary spillway has led to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the auxiliary spillway. Officials are anticipating a failure of the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam within the next 60 minutes.
  • Oroville Dam Evacuation

    02/12/2017 5:10:37 PM PST · by Thud · 13 replies
    KRCR ^ | February 12, 2017 | Josh Copitch
    "OROVILLE, Calif. - An immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered. A hazardous situation has developed with the Oroville Dam emergency spillway. Officials say that operation of the auxiliary spillway has lead to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure. Failure of the emergency spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville. ... Officials are anticipating a failure of the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam within the next 60 minutes ..."
  • BREAKING: Fearing collapse of emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, Oroville evacuated

    02/12/2017 5:07:02 PM PST · by Mariner · 45 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 12th, 2017 | By Ryan Sabalow
    The Butte County Sheriff’ Office released the following statement on Facebook: This is an evacuation order. Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered. A hazardous situation is developing with the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway. Operation of the auxiliary spillway has lead to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure. Failure of the auxiliary spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville.In response to this developing situation, DWR is increasing water releases to 100,000 cubic feet per second. Immediate evacuation from the low levels of...