The immediate drama of Sunday night’s frightening near-miss at Oroville Dam has subsided somewhat, but remaining is the specter of potential flooding and repeated displacement of downstream residents whose communities could be flooded if dam repairs fail.
With that in mind, here is information that could prove useful.
Ordered to evacuate? It’s best to know how to prepare, what to take and how to move out safety.
Pets can be a huge concern when people are scrambling to get out of their homes quickly. Knowing what your animals need when things go sideways is important.
Sometimes sandbags can hold back water that otherwise would cause big problems. Knowing how to fill and use them is important.
If you must leave your home, make sure it is locked and secure so when you return, it’s to the same contents you originally left.
Don’t let your plants drink too much