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Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Evacuation Warning courtesy of @ButteSheriff on Twitter Photo credit: Butte County Sheriff's Office

Gordy Papalias

February 14, 2019

Update: 2:12 p.m. According to Meghan McMahon, the Police Information Officer at the Butte County Sheriff's office, "About six houses" have been evacuated due to flooding in the Butte County area. While rain has slowed down through the afternoon hours, there is a high possibility that it will ...

Emergency crews making progress on Spillway

Daniel Wright

February 15, 2017

Embed from Getty ImagesButte County Sheriff Kory Honea, reiterated that the situation at the Oroville Dam continues to be an emergency in Wednesday's press conference.Honea, along with the Director of Water Resources, Bill Croyle, urged the public to prepare for another emergency evacuation if the s...

Roads reopen after storm

Chico River Road flooded over the stormy weekend and has started drying up. Photo credit: Yang Dai

January 20, 2016

Roads closed Sunday in Chico due to the recent storms over the weekend, reopened Tuesday. The storm and heavy rains from the previous week closed several roads in the city because of water-logging. Traffic in the district of West Sacramento Avenue, River Road and Meridian Road in southwest Chico...

Campus remains open despite storm, floods

View of the Chico river from the destroyed Gus Manolis Bridge during the North State Storm on Thursday. Photo credit: Anna Sobreviñas

Anna Sobreviñas

December 12, 2014

[View the story "Classes continue despite major storm" on Storify]Anna Sobreviñas can be reached at [email protected] or @manilanna on Twitter....

Major downpour to hit North State

Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service, Sacramento.

Anna Sobreviñas

December 9, 2014

A weather advisory was issued Tuesday regarding a major storm affecting Northern California. Predicted to be the strongest storm in several years by the National Weather Service in Sacramento, students should expect to see weather changes Wednesday through Thursday. The greatest impact will be on Wednesday ...

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