“This Is Not a Drill”: Collapsing Dam Forces 200,000 to Evacuate With Floods Still Coming

by | Feb 13, 2017 | Conspiracy Fact and Theory, Emergency Preparedness, Headline News | 65 comments

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    oroville dam flood

    via Sean Bennett @tvseanb on Twitter

    The overflow of a faulty dam and emergency spillway has created an ongoing emergency in Oroville, while is about an hour and half north of Sacramento.

    Flood waters have already breached the spillway from the tallest dam in the entire United States. Ironically, the flooding dam comes after an intense five-year drought that nearly wiped out California, only for heavy rains to bring many of California’s water reservoirs back to – and over – capacity.

    Now, emergency officials are doubling down on the need to evacuate people from the area, and prepare to mitigate extensive flooding damage if the situation should erupt into a larger problem. Good reason to stay prepared, and ready to bug out or survive without food, water or

    In the worst case scenario, officials predict that within a matter of hours, the entire town of Oroville could be covered in waters as high as 100 feet, while the floods would traverse towards Yuba City, some 30 miles south where they could see flood waters as high as 10 feet. Several other towns in between could also be heavily flooded.

    via the Daily Mail:

    A gaping 250-foot chasm was expected to collapse and unleash a 30ft ‘tsunami’ tidal wave that could have killed thousands and left nearby towns under 100ft of flood water.Tens of thousands of panicked residents took to the freeways, causing total gridlock on the roads and sending anxiety levels soaring as they wondered if the dam would burst while they were sat in their cars.

    ‘Everyone was running around; it was pure chaos,’ Oroville resident Maggie Cabral told CNN affiliate KFSN on Sunday.

    ‘All of the streets were immediately packed with cars, people in my neighborhood grabbing what they could and running out the door and leaving. I mean, even here in Chico, there’s just traffic everywhere.’

    Assuming that this area dodges a bullet, and avoids total disaster, it still a part of California which seems to be facing the worst of luck.

    With extensive drought comes risk of water rationing, skyrocketing prices and a threat to agricultural production; with extensive rains, come dangerous flooding which obvious California is not prepared to handle.

    It seems that all extremes have impacted California harshly, and it continues to be a risky area, particularly for those dependent upon large metropolitan areas. Regardless, heavy taxation, dense population, thick traffic and a vengeance from Mother Nature have not made for appealing circumstances.

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        • oh well, we KNEW nibiru was coming….

        • The failure of the dam will go back to some scum politician or their minions cutting corners.

          • Only idiots would buy property below or near a dam or any flood plain and real estate folks are unethical to sell land in these areas because they only care about commissions. Other bad areas are near landslides, quake faults, volcanoes, forest areas w/fires, near rivers and low lying areas. Seems much of California has areas that don’t need to be developed and stupid people in authority allow it. Oroville people need to sue the state gov. over loss of property values, rated at zero now. Buyer beware, do your research, know the area, ask Q, check flood maps in city hall, etc. Never trust a realtor, lower than a used car salesman.

      1. Thanks for the musical interlude,,,

        Lately i can barely stand to listen to nor look at news from any source,,,

        Some tunes are always good,

        • i guess “breaking news” has new meaning to the orovillians…..daaaamn….did i write that out loud?

          • I’m half deaf and blind…… what did you say?

            • Know the feelin’. I’m blind in one eye and can’t see outten the other. Sorry you can’t see or hear this so I wrote it in brail.

              • There was a post over on Survival Blog this morning of a family that had to leave and what they encountered trying to make their way to a friends house. The usual chaos on the highways, gas stations that had run out of fuel,etc.etc. You know we talk on here about civil unrest, civil war, EMP, but the biggest thing I’m most concerned about is what Mother Nature can unleash. We live and work around her 24-7. We usually ignore her most times until she pitches a fit. If you prep to survive her wrath and get you through, you are prepared for anything else. JM2CW. Carry on.

                • Ignoring potential earth change threats is a mistake. It has been reported and perhaps on that same site that many Dams are built across fault lines which probably can’t be helped;But?

                  I am not sure if many of the bloggers here have really given considerable thought about having to deal with civil unrest, EMP issues and earth changes, excluding extreme violent weather.

                  Also, reporting of large earth cracks have increase in the pass 3 years

                • Comment from an evacuee and why we all prep, eh

                  Jones is staying at her fiance’s home, which is on higher ground. Nine people and three dogs are sharing the house where they’re riding out the evacuation order. With everything closed, they’re eating whatever is left in the kitchen and snacks from the gas station. For now, all they can do is wait.

              • PO’d Patriot,
                HEY!! i can’t seem to find the braille dots on my computer screen!! LOL

      2. So much for that faux BIG GREEN MONEY global warming scam and how is was causing the CA. drought.

        Sadly, the biggest drought in CA. is that of common sense from the fascist left.

      3. Speaking of the scam of faux global warming, from a 400 page, 700 footnote paper I did on the subject:

        As Blaise Pascal once noted, once science is divorced from ethics, scientists will use their skills to pursue power, not truth. The following paper is a case study in this exact issue. What is behind the global warming? The same thing that was behind the global cooling scare of the 1970s: The 1974 Club of Rome report titled, Mankind at the Turning Point stated, “The real enemy then, is humanity itself.” Their solution was simple – engineer a massive reduction in population and utterly change the socio-economic system through centralized planning via total government control. And yes, this does smack of being called “The Final Solution” to me, too. This “man is the enemy” was reiterated by the Club of Rome in 1993, as well, when they stated in their The First Global Revolution, downloadable at http://www.scribd.com/doc/2297152/Alexander-King-Bertrand-Schneider-The-First-Global-Revolution-Club-of-Rome-1993-Edition that “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill….All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”

        “We came up with the idea??” In other words, a conclusion had already been reached, and now they needed to create a “reason” to support their unsupported – and as Julian Simon provisionally demonstrated, possibly false – a priori assumptions. Do not try this technique in any school paper you may attempt, or you will be failed!

        As Robert Zubrin observed, to the warmers, “… each new life is unwelcome, each unregulated thought or act is menace, every person is fundamentally the enemy of every other person, and each race or nation is the enemy of every other race or nation.” Perhaps it is put most clearly by the World Wildlife Fund Living Plant Report of 2012, which Lewis Page summarizes in the May 16, 2012 edition of the Register that “economic growth should be abandoned, (and) citizens of the world’s wealthy nations should prepare for poverty.” The rich, of course, are especially bad, as the Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit, by Rosalyn McKeown, found at http://www.esdtoolkit.org/ tells us: “Generally, more highly educated people who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes. In this case, more education increases the threat to sustainability.” Of course, individual rights are verboten, given the Malthusian threat to the earth. As Harvey Ruvin, Vice-chair of International Committee for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI), a group that wants to impose the green agenda on everyone has noted, “Individual rights must take a back seat to the collective.” Pol Pot, move over. (Incidentally, the Malthusians might want to get a clue, as between 30 and 50 percent of all food produced globally, equivalent to two billion tons, is thrown away each year according to a recent report written by the UK-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME), titled ‘Global Food; Waste Not, Want Not’, found at http://www.imeche.org/Libraries/Reports/IMechE_Global_Food_Report.sflb.ashx. Of course, per the usually PC Time Magazine, the Malthusians are doubly wrong, as “…it turns out the world’s population isn’t growing nearly as fast as it once did. In fact, experts say the rate of population growth will continue to slow and that the total population will eventually — likely within our lifetimes — fall.” http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/01/11/overcrowding-nah-the-worlds-population-may-actually-be-declining/

        Are these people alone? Hardly. Maurice Strong, the leftist hero of global governance, and former Secretary General of the UN’s Conference on Environment and Development, stated in his 2000 autobiography, Where We Are Going, that by 2031, two thirds of earth’s population might be wiped out. A tragedy? Not to the left. He describes this possibility as “A glimmer of hope for the future of our species and its potential for regeneration” (think the evil Professor Weston here in CS Lewis’ Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra). As James Delinpole observes about Strong’s comment: “See: It’s perfectly OK to fantasize about the deaths of maybe 5 billion people – as long as you show at the end that you really care: you’re thinking about humanity.” Exactly what the leftists said as they wiped out over 60 million in the Soviet Union, Pol Pot with his millions in Cambodia, or Mao with his toll of perhaps 20 million. And this will be done with or without your consent, as Strong again notes: “Our concept of ballot box democracy may need to be modified (Agenda 21, anyone? I think we can agree “Abolished” will be the operative word, not “modified,” once the left is through) to produce strong governments capable of making difficult decisions, particularly in terms of safe-guarding the environment.” Strong’s United Nations Environment Programme also had a decidedly socialist mandate, stating in their 1976 report “Private land ownership is a principal instrument of accumulating wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice Public control of land is therefore indispensible,” and “public ownership of land is jsutified in favour of the common good, rather than to protect the interestes of the already privileged.” And for good measure, Strong also wanted a “collectivist global government.” Unknown is whether Strong wanted a Pol Pot style collective, a USSR style collective, or a Maoist collective. We can be sure, however, that the private property and zillion room mansions of the Hollywood Learjet leftists won’t be affected, nor the leftist limousine liberals in New York’s Hamptons or Martha’s Vineyard, nor Michele Obama’s uber luxe monthly vacations.

      4. California. Either brain-dead liberals or major floods trying to kill you.

      5. You can prep all you want, this is the regional equivalent of a Black Swan event and you’ll be able to get out with the family and whatever the car will hold.

        • And then an asteroid would smash your car 100 ft. into the pavement. Causing an earthquake mag. 8.9 killing everyone in a 25 mile radius! Then the shockwave would hit the nuclear power plant causing a spent fuel rod tsunami burning down the plant and radiating the area for a 500 mile radius!

          Feel free to continue the story folks 🙂

          • And all the Democrats die.

            • Then under intense heat the reactors explode and a shockwave is sent into deep space where it is picked up by hostile aliens!

              Continue on folks…. 🙂

              • 2Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

                v.12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

                v.13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

                the end 🙂

            • “And all the Democrats die”. And we lived happily ever after in our little hovel in the woods.

              • I love happy endings.

            • Sadly, a lot of “North state” Californians are the TRUE Californians, not transplated leftist/fascist New Yorders, and North State, aka Jeffersonia, is much more conservative. If some needs to experience a natural reality check, it should be the fascist left SF (where I was born – and there ARE conservative SF natives; I am one! (I’m also a dual US/Canadian citizen, but that’s long story)

              My solution is Nova Scotia – relative temperate climate, fertile, lots of water, land, no Muslims, yet Halifax is a decent size city, two universities, int’l airport,etc…. yet not TOO big. NO ONE, including the islamofascists, are going to attack Halifax – would even make the news. No nuke power stations nearby, and if you look at possible EMP attack radii, Nova Scotia is off the map relative to any EMP attack effects (assuming it is over central US) Americans CAN buy land in Canada no problem which is the same as a bank account, but not reportable. Canadian dollar is way down, maybe this a good time to buy. I am in Cape George Estates outside St. Peters, right on the massive Bras d’Or Lake. Might be worthwhile for one or two of you to check out!

              • Oh…Test…I have pictures of my mother building sand castles (or something) on that very lake when she was a wee one! Hope you are happy there!

          • OK, your a moron…

      6. Let’s blame it on MooseLams.

        • The muslim trash can probably somehow be blamed. A shit mosque too close to the dam has cursed the ground for one example.

      7. I was stationed at Sacramento in early 1977-late 1978. I’ve been to this dam, boy is it big!
        Lesson everyone should take from this is –
        Even if you can bug out, you may not be able to.
        Always pay attention to where you decide to put
        down roots and a BOL is no good if you can’t get
        to it on foot.

        • Note to self: Don’t live below a Dam, lower than a Levee, or on a Earthquake fault.

          • I don’t know why but that made me laugh really loud – thank you

          • That New Madrid fault is no joke. I don’t know how anyone can live within 100 miles of that.

      8. I want this to work out simply so Californians will stay in California. No need to migrate north cause youre not wanted.

        Other note…
        I have a customer in Oroville. Reached out by email today. He says there is definitely looting happening, they have armed guards for there property. He was tackled trying to get a view of the dam from a hiking trail with a view of the dam. Says there is some shady stuff going on there govt wise and they are getting spotty info. Also they were told nothing is wrong with the dam all week until 4pm sunday then they had 60mminutes to vamanos. I still believe jim stone is correct and it was bombed. My guess is during the superbowl.

        • “Let all this be a lesson about how incompetent bureaucrats systematically deny reality until it’s too late, contributing to catastrophic failures that destroy lives and property while endangering us all.

          “By now, you’ve hopefully realize that bureaucrats will deliberately LIE to you while problems worsen, refusing to take proactive steps to prevent massive disasters from one day being triggered. It’s always easier to kick the can down the road, you see.

          “Bureaucrats, you see, don’t live beneath the dam, and thus it’s not really their problem. History has repeatedly shown that bureaucrats are particularly bad stewards of things that don’t impact them personally.

          “Another important lesson to take away from this is that no one can predict exactly when a massive catastrophe stemming from bureaucratic incompetence will strike. As with financial disasters, this dam emergency in California didn’t happen overnight. It was a collision of incompetence, denial and natural events that just happened to exceed “estimates of the experts” who assured us nothing could go wrong.

          “This is the group of idiots — especially in California — who tell us that national debt doesn’t matter, that nations should never protect their borders and that giving welfare to an endless stream of illegal immigrants is required by “compassion” (which really only means confiscating wealth from one group of people and handing it out to another).

          “Whether or not this dam collapses, California is on the brink of its own social, financial and political collapse… and almost no one will be able to escape unscathed. This is what happens when you let libtards take over society and expand the size of government to the point of raging incompetence.”

          From Natural News:
          Oroville dam emergency demonstrates how incompetent bureaucrats are marching California into catastrophic collapse at every level
          Read more… h ttp://www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-13-oroville-dam-emergency-demonstrates-how-incompetent-bureaucrats-are-marching-california-into-catastrophic-collapse.html

        • No, it was not bombed at all the Oroville Dam has been neglected for decades now, since the Democrats have controlled the budget of California.
          Yes, it IS that simple, I was born and raised in that area, know the area well. Still have family there.
          Yes, looting is occurring, (hey! It IS Oroville after all, THE bunghole of Butte County)
          No, the incompetent political whores are all lining up trying to figure out who to blame, while getting all the credit for being the first one….

        • No, the dam nor the spillway were bombed at anytime, much less during the Super Bowl. You people give Oroville and Butte county residents far too much credit. The Democrats in Caliofnira for decad s have long controlled all of the budgetary expenditures including anything for repairs to the Oroville Dam complex. The stellar state legislators are entirely to blame for refusing to fund the necessary Dam complex infrastructure maintenance.
          This is squarely on the California Democrats, Jerry Brown, and the US senators from California.
          Even Obama approved the funding of the repairs, California Democrats siphoned off the money to fund welfare for illegal aliens in Southern California and the Bay Area instead.
          No bombs, nothing more threatening than typical Democrat Party politics.

        • Well, the damage on the spillway did resemble a hit.

        • Oregon

          “I have a customer in Oroville. Reached out by email today. He says there is definitely looting happening, they have armed guards for there property.”

          Looting? Imagine that.

          They should shoot them. Tie them upside down from a tree with a sign that says, “Looter” in Blood red letters.

          First you have to retreat to a safe place before you can shoot in CA. Then shout “Go away” three times.

        • ‘They’ bombed the dam during the Super Bowl?

          I’ve heard some crazed conspiracy ‘theories’ here, but this takes the cake as one of the all-time, moronic, short-bus, imbecilic, manure-for-brains, drooling, Looney Tune, wacko, nutjob, crazy ideas that has been put forth here.

          Nothing personal !

          Go back to Jim Stone and tell him he’s nuts.

      9. We’ve all seen how the authority’s handle a major flood. These people need to leave now if they don’t gov will bring them to FEMA camp. dtg don’t trust gov.

      10. I lived in this area for most of my life and let me tell all of you there are a lot of good people in this area. Many are farmers who dedicate their lives to produced food for the nation. They grow rice, walnuts, peaches, tomatoes, prunes and almonds. The Sunsweet plant is located in Yuba City. Many of the people are just average America people living their lives and raising their families in a farming community. You can’t lump them into the liberal category, if you look at a map on how CA votes you will see that the Bay Area and LA vote Democratic. Northern CA is a beautiful area. My father fished the Feather River each year for salmon and we camped in the Sierras at Little Grass reservoir. So please consider and research what you’re talking about before you start calling people worthless democrates.

        • Would anyone on this forum know if livestock owners were able to get their animals out to higher ground? There has been so little real news about the impacts that the evacuation has had. Other than, of course, no bug out bags, no ready cash and cars running out of gas on the roads.

          • yes, on FB there is several links to livestock evacuation places opening up for all manner of livestock and small animals too. One of the first things I checked up on.

      11. The overflow spillway system was undermined, NOT the dam. Please stop buying bulk quantities of the fear porn y’all! Once the water receded below 902 ft. The spillway stopped discharging water. The max height of the water was 903.5 ft. and DWR had the dam discharging at 70,000 cfs. Once the authoritays have the water below 870 ft. They will be able to “see” the full extent of the damage, but the actual dam, and the hydro-plant are fine….check out kcra3.com for the official story, but my friend lives in yuba city, and saw the damage himself before the evacuation order was issued.

        The ptb knew the spillway was an issue in 2005, bur ignored the reports, – we need high speed rail MORE than infrastructure renovations, don’t cha’ know?! Ha;-)

        • Thank you for a lucid and factual statement.

      12. This is a wake up call to how really vulnerable we all are.

        You and I could be living on a fault line and not know it.

        Live in a world of change

      13. Your outpouring of concern for the people impacted by this event is underwhelming. These are human beings whose lives have just been uprooted. Some of them are Trump Republicans. Regardless of their political ideology, they are victims of either incompetence or a deliberate act, perhaps, as has been suggested, an act of terrorism, or intentional neglect in order to create the crisis at hand, or worse; to allow the dam to break and create another Katrina, to what end, I’m not sure. Maybe tptb are just sadistic.


        • Yes B from CA, I sure hope no one gets hurt or worse(especially children).But I damn sure didn’t hold a gun to their head and tell them to buy that property either.

        • Yes, B, that is the concern. Even the nutcase left does not deserve a horrible death by drowning. Sometimes people on this site seem to revel in the coming possible catastrophes. I don’t. literally think some of these leftists are evil; however, I would prefer to discuss rationally, if possible, with them, and see who will come to reason.

          I, myself, tended left at university. My closest friend in Ottawa, ON. was a NDP supporter (far left party in Canada); is now a math Ph.D candidate and extremely outspoken on freedom and liberty issues, and as anti-left as you can find (his website is http://www.thepoog.com... IMHO very good).

          As Gandhi once said, “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” By non-violent reason, dovetailed with facts and not a little ridicule of their hypocrisy, I intend to win. Trump will have many weaknesses, and we need to hold his feet to the fire, too when he does not support freedom and liberty, but relative to Hilary, that November election was, on balance, an incredible victory. We now need to make sure the peaceful revolution (I leave the violence the the Berkeley rent-a-thugs hired by Soros) is not co-opted. And BTW, I am involved with the Tea Party, and while I can only speak locally, there IS no real centralized control party, and while some may be co-opted, ****not the ones I know about.*** As much as a love what Brandon Smith writes, he is wrong on that one (and also cites no supporting facts on his contention re. that; but don’t get me wrong, he is a good man, writes generally good stuff, and a LOT to learn from him).

      14. If authorities were warned about this years ago. then put those people who IGNORED this on trial

      15. California’s none preppers now faces the buttcrackoffdoom.. Good one Genius. When the Level breaks, SHTF will commense. And talk Nubiru, when you see two suns in a son set and it’s photographed, you can t argue against that, not to mention the tons to times that NAsa has been on mainstream media. Telling the country about some massive jovian class planet ten times the size of earth moving to the center of the solar system, yet the trolls come on here telling me that nothing I said has happened..

        The environment will kick none preppers asses.. So all you none preppers with you bunch kids. Pregnant women, etc.. I know your smart that me. Keep banging away with reckless abandonmemt , and for the former preppers who have given up on prepping. If you think that Donald Trump wining the election, means that everything will be ok, then think again. I was told that it’d the same bullshit rebranded under Trump, that not s damn thing will be changing and get war, invasion will be coming along with a total collapse of the environment. Like I told my girlfriend, your not having and HCKS juniors anytime soon..besides is am almost 50 fucking years old. First thing it had her do was right into my doctor office to inject her ass with birth control to put her ass into SHTF compliance..any bitch with a body like that will be getting knocked up. What the fuck am I doing with crying babies pushing around in a carriage, when a shot is about to comense. And now I am cleaning diapers. Fuck that crap.. I can barely pay my bills, take care of my own ass much another one..


      16. they keep showing the spillway gates ,but never the main flood gates how much water are they piping out them?

        • As much as they can.

        • agreed, always…sumthin’s fishy about all this.

      17. This morning’s headlines read, “California Governor Seeks Federal Assistance for Oroville Dam Backup”, good thing CalExit didn’t take place yet and they hadn’t already seceded from the Union.

        • Would make it very hard to get one red cent. If he would receive any money at all. Screw CA.


      18. This is the good lord flushing the toilet over there!!

      19. So, the ever posturing Jerry Brown, crypt keeper of the year…. is now asking Trump for Federal assistance. How the worm turns, huh, dickwad?

      20. In a former life I worked for the TX environmental agency. The state had a “damn safety” program, but decided to save money by transferring its employees to other divisions. Within a few years they started to have damn safety issues, and had to scramble to reassemble talent to deal with the new problems. Let’s face it, most states do not have the personnel or funds to deal with the mess they now are facing. And We The People will be the ones who suffer most.

      21. Is Oroville a sanctuary city? They are saying that the Spillway was poorly designed. The dam was built in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Who pays? Governor Jerry Brown going to Donald Trump for help should prove interesting to see. It is a true shame that more Hollywood celebrities aren’t located immediately downstream from the dam. By the time they get the dam rebuilt, the San Adreas fault earthquake will probably happen and destroy the dam all over again.

      22. God will get ya come on 12.0 earthquake and a tsunami ya ya

      23. James Cordon’s act on the stairs at the Grammy.

      24. It is sad to see SO many people have to stop, get gas and the only food they had was gas station snacks. Everything the complete opposite of a prepper. Not so ridiculous now is it?

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