Tag: Oroville Dam

Butte County Sheriff’s Office to Reduce Immediate Evacuation Order to Evacuation Warning


Feb 14, 2017 2:51 pm

Butte County Sheriff’s Office issued the following today February 14, 2017:

 

Butte County Sheriff’s Office to Reduce Immediate Evacuation Order to Evacuation Warning

Due to lower lake levels, further inspections, ongoing work to shore-up the Oroville Dam emergency spillway and updated weather forecasts, effective at 1:00 p.m. today, the Evacuation Order for the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident has been reduced to an Evacuation Warning. Any resident displaced by the evacuation may return home at 1:00 p.m.; however all residents are advised to remain vigilant and prepared as conditions can rapidly change. People who have special needs or require extended time to evacuate should consider remaining evacuated.

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Resources for Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident


Feb 12, 2017 8:37 pm

On Feb. 12, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services activated the State Operations Center in Sacramento in support of the Oroville Dam emergency spillway incident. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the incident command team managing Lake Oroville, counties and cities near Lake Oroville and the surrounding area issued evacuation orders for residents later that afternoon.

Below is a list of resources for the Oroville Dam emergency spillway incident. This page will be regularly updated with new resources.

 

Public Information Line

Oroville Spillway and Butte County Public Information Line: (530) 538-7826
Sutter County Information Lines: (530) 822-7215

 

Butte County Public Bus Lines 

Para-transit to assist disabled residents with evacuation: (530) 342-0221 or (800) 822-8145

Bus pick-up from Public Assembly Site (Church of Nazarene in Oroville): (530) 342-0221 or (800) 822-8145

 

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Cal OES Activates SOC in Support of Potential Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Failure


Feb 12, 2017 7:45 pm

SACRAMENTO – The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has activated the State Operations Center to provide assistance to Butte County for the potential Oroville Dam emergency spillway failure.

Cal OES Fire, Law Enforcement and Inland Region personnel are currently working with various response agencies to address all emergency management, evacuation and mutual aid needs.

For more information about this event, and emergency preparedness, please visit http://www.caloes.ca.gov and follow us on Twitter @Cal_OES and the California Department of Water Resources @CA_DWR.


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