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Crucial Tips for Flood Preparedness

Crucial Tips for Flood Preparedness

Yesterday, we updated you on the Oroville Dam situation, which could potentially result in severe flooding in the Sacramento River Valley. Today I wanted to discuss a bit about basic flood preparedness. Now, you might live in an area where floods are a reality and you’re already well-prepared for them. But if California is any example, extreme weather is causing flooding in areas that aren’t used to it, so if you’re near a river, dam, or in a valley, you never know when it might occur. If your house is directly threatened by potential floods, you will need to plan […]

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Survival News: Oroville Dam Evacuation

Survival News: Oroville Dam Evacuation

Thousands of¬†Northern California residents of the town of Oroville have been evacuated in recent days due to an anticipated failure of an axuilary spillway in the Oroville Dam on the Feather River. After years of severe drought, California has been hammered with rain and snow this winter and the previously drained lake is now hundreds of feet above sea level. The auxiliary was opened to try to relieve some of the water, but a hole has appeared and has been widening and residents in the path of the spillway have now been evacuated. What is troubling is that it is […]

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