It appears another damn dam is failing. After earlier issuing a flash flood warning, Reno Weather Service warned residents "This is not a drill" as County Emergency Managers noted a Dam Retention Pond is full and overflowing into drainages.
Thousands of residents are evacuating the low-lying levels of Oroville and several areas downstream from Lake Oroville, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said after Officials announced they are "anticipating a failure of the Auxiliary Spillway at Oroville Dam within the next 60 minutes (5:45 p.m.)."
The US northeast, and much of America, woke up to a brutal blast of frigid air sweeping across the United States, which has wreaked havoc on roads in Virginia and Maryland, leaving at least three dead in multi-vehicle wrecks Saturday.
A strong 6.8 magnitude quake has struck of the coast of California, some 165km west of Ferndale, CA. The quake was not near the San Andreas fault however according to USGS data, it took place on top of the Gorda Estrapment divide.
Hurricane Matthew has regained strength and is currently a category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 mph. Matthew is expected to make landfall in Florida later tonight as 1.5mm residents have been ordered to evacuate with Governor Rick Scott warning "this is going to kill people."
Things in Florida just went to '11' as, following his declaration of a state of emergency, Governor Rick Scott warned the state could be facing its “biggest evacuation ever.” Local services warned, "failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury, loss of life or immense human suffering."
Louisiana National Guard troops are set to drop water and other supplies from helicopters Sunday to more than 1,500 motorists who have been stranded on Interstate 12 for almost 24 hours. The state is reeling, and more than 7,000 people have been rescued from their homes after historic floods swept across the state.
Democrats were delighted to watch as last week's scandal-plagued Republican National Convention lurched from one fiasco to another until.... the Democratic National Convention appeared to crash and burn in a disoragnized launch among angry supporters, blistering temperatures, sheer chaos, and a fractured organization that has left Republicans stunned in amazement at a Democratic party seemingly torn in two.
With analysts calling NatGas's glut even bigger than crude's, the following 'chart' has just become the scariest in the world for the energy complex. As Bloomberg warns, if you live in the eastern U.S., it’s almost time to put that snow shovel away and get out the gardening tools, as March temperatures are expected to be considerably higher than expected across the entire US (except Florida, sorry).
In the aftermath of the first deadly winter storm of the year, a dazed and confused nation suddenly finds itself in need of leadership. Unfortunately, it won't get it: "Obama offered condolences for those who lost their lives and for those who lost their homes in the tornadoes." He then spent the next 6 hours golfing and was "all smiles."