Water & Drought

‘Please pray for us in Oroville’: Worried residents forced to flee

California Highway Patrol officer Ken Weckman directs traffic on Highway 70 as residents evacuate Marysville on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, due to a possible failure of the Oroville Dam auxilary spillway.
California Highway Patrol officer Ken Weckman directs traffic on Highway 70 as residents evacuate Marysville on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, due to a possible failure of the Oroville Dam auxilary spillway. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Residents in areas near the Oroville Dam are being evacuated Sunday amid concerns that the auxiliary spillway could fail.

Here’s reaction from social media on the situation:

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