Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 7:35 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 7:35 AM ET

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National Audio 7:35 AM ET

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NAT061 - (US-Damaged-Dam) CHICO, Calif. x-10s. California authorities say an evacuation order issued Sunday for nearly 200-thousand people will remain in place until repairs are made to the spillway system of a major reservoir more than 240-kilometres northeast of San Francisco. The collapse of the dam's damaged spillway threatens to flood downstream communities. Oroville resident and evacuee Joelene Hull says having to leave home has been tough on her kids. ("..they want.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: California's senators are asking U-S President Donald Trump to provide more than 162-million-dollars in disaster assistance.

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NAT062 - (US-Damaged-Dam) OROVILLE, Calif. x-12s. An evacuation order issued Sunday for nearly 200-thousand people is still in place, and will remain so until repairs are made to the spillway system of a major reservoir northeast of San Francisco. Helicopters are being used to drop giant rock-filled bags into a hole in the Lake Oroville emergency spillway. …

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