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This is not a drill: People evacuate as fears of spillway dam collapse




More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after an overflow channel at the tallest dam in the US was weakened by heavy rainfall.

The emergency spillway of the 770 ft (230m) tall Oroville Dam was close to collapse, officials said.

The excess water has now stopped flowing.

However, late on Sunday Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the evacuation orders remained in place.

Read Full Story: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38952847

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