The US President Donald trump has declared a state of emergency in California because of the threat of a dam break on lake Oroville. On Wednesday, February 15, reports TASS with reference to the press service of the White house statement.
“The President today declared a state of emergency in California and requested to provide Federal support to the state in connection with emergency conditions due to the threat of the destruction of the dam at lake Oroville, which was announced on 7 February and continues to this day”, — the document says.
Trump also ordered the Department of homeland security and Federal emergency management USA (FEMA) to coordinate their actions to provide assistance to the state. Monday with a request for financial support in an emergency situation to the White house addressed the Governor of California Jerry brown
On 14 February the local authorities allowed residents evacuated from the area of lake Oroville due to the threat of a dam break, to return home. However, people are warned that they must always be aware of what is happening and be in a state of readiness for appropriate action, if the threat will increase.
12 February on the cause of the traces of erosion on the primary and secondary drainage systems of the highest hydraulic facilities in the United States — Oroville dam — was declared the evacuation of residents of three nearby counties: Sutter, Butte and Yuba. Only about 120 kilometers away from dangerous places have taken about 188 thousand people.