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Evacuations Underway In Counties At Risk Of Oroville Dam Flooding

California Department of Water Resources

Water flows over the emergency spillway (background) at Lake Oroville on January 11, 2017, as the main spillway (foreground) operates at limited capacity due to erosion.

California Department of Water Resources

UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: Rising water levels at the Oroville Dam's emergency spillway has forced the evacuations of nearly 200,000 people from Yuba, Sutter and Butte counties.

We talk with officials from these areas for a live update of the situation as evacuations are underway.

Marysville Mayor Rick Samoya says evacuations in Marysville are still in effect.

Adia White, a freelance reporter, says are plenty of options for shelter.

Bill Rasche with the National Weather Service says a series of storms starting later this week will bring several inches of rain varying on the region.

The California Operations of Emergency Management is looking to assist in any way possible with evacuations and shelter. Brad Alexander with the organization hopes more clarity on information will continue to come out consistently.

He explains that the situation with Lake Oroville is stable now, but it might change with incoming storms later this week. 

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