In California evacuated due to the destruction of the dam people was allowed to go home
WASHINGTON, 15 Feb — RIA Novosti. The state of California lowered the level of danger due to the destruction of the dam Oroville to “warning about a possible evacuation”, the statement said the Sheriff’s office of Butte County.
Immediate evacuation was announced on Sunday (Monday GMT) due to the destruction of the highest in the United States the dam in Oroville. Heavy rains led to erosion of the main and then the auxiliary spillway. Almost 190 thousand residents of three counties in Northern California were evacuated because of fears that the spillway can’t handle the pressure.
“The threat level has been reduced to warnings about possible evacuation. Any resident displaced as a result of the evacuation can go home 13.00 (00.00 in the night of Wednesday Moscow time)”, — stated in the message.
The Sheriff’s office said that residents need to be prepared for a possible increase in the threat level, “because circumstances can change quickly”. It is reported that the work of engineers in place gives confidence that the destruction was stopped, and awaited the storm was less strong — “less rainfall”.