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Thousands ordered to evacuate after Oroville Dam predicted to fail

Thousands ordered to evacuate after Oroville Dam predicted to fail | 12 Feb 2017 | (Oroville, CA) Officials have ordered thousands of residents near the Oroville Dam to evacuate the area, saying a "hazardous situation is developing" after an emergency spillway severely eroded. The Butte County Sheriff's Office says the emergency spillway could fail within an hour unleashing uncontrolled flood waters from Lake Oroville.The department says people in downstream areas need to leave the area immediately.