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Governor Brown: Evacuate Sacramento or One Million Could Die From Oroville Dam



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Almost 200,000 people have evacuated from several Northern California counties after damage to spillways at the Oroville Dam. I have spoken to several people that I know within the area which are impacted from the dam, and these people feel they need to leave right now.

The Oroville dam, the nation’s tallest, remains intact, but barely. The emergency spillway, which protects against the overflow of the dam when water levels are high, and seriously eroding as discovered on Sunday. The pipes supporting the spillway are failing. Paul Preston has been to the site and has seen the pipes that are failing.  As he said, the dam could break at any moment. This dic=scovery led to a mandatory evacuation for cities and counties near the Lake Oroville area.
I just hung up the phone from speaking with Agenda 21 talk show host, Paul Preston.  Paul shared details about the situation that are not being shared by the corporate controlled media. Here is what I have learned,
In the worst case scenario, one official said, an uncontrolled release from the dam could send a 30-foot wall of water downstream. Here are some details that Paul Preston has been able to learn.
1. In addition to the 30 foot wall of water, a 10 foot wall of water would engulf the entire valley below the dam in only a few minutes.
2.  Where Paul lives, in Yuba City, the expected wall of water would be rampaging at a high rate of speed and maintain a depth of 10 feet.
3. Further downstream, lies Sacramento. Sacramento has a population of about 2 million people in the region. Further upstream in the Oroville area, authoriteis are having great trouble evacuating 200,000 people. How long would it take to evacuate 2 million? The rampaging wall of water that would hit Sacremento would be at least 5 feet high.
Paul Preston and several others are self-evacuating and not waiting for Jerry Brown to pull his head out a very dark place.

A Predictable Disaster

An accumulation of heavy rainfall in Northern California this winter has filled Lake Oroville to the verge of overflow and ultimately a breach in the dam.

The purpose of the Oroville Dam is to provide flood control service for the region and this region extend to Sacremento which is located about 75 miles to the south. If the dam breaks, the water wall that will hit Sacremento will be a rapidly moving wall of water that will be about five feet high. Can you imagine the extreme loss of life. I spoke with three different people since 10pm Mountain on Sunday night and they estimate the loss of life, without immediate evacuations could be as high as a million people. A million people, I have heard the figure more than once.

Given the status of the dam, depleted, this was a completely predictable event and the fact that a general order to evacuate is totally irresponsible. Some I have spoken with believe that Brown wants the disaster for political reasons that I will discuss in a follow up article as I will be conducting an interview with Paul Preston later in the early evening on Monday, February 13th.

I want to emphasize that the dam’s two spillways, the primary and the emergency spillway, which are channels to leak water out of the lake to prevent overflow. Both spillways are in danger of collapsing. the damage covers too large of an area at the dam site and is not, at this time, repairable. THEN WHY AREN’T THE PEOPLE IN SACREMENTO BEING EVACUATED?

What the Local Evacuation Looks Like

As soon as the local evacuation order was given, within 30 minutes, stores closed and locals were boarding up their shops. Local gas stations were overwhelmed and ran out of gas.  The traffic out of town was moving at a snails pace as evacuees waited in traffic trying to get out of low-lying areas. People were taking as long as 5 hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Reports of looting commenced almost immediately. Paul Preston said he was warned to not go anywhere without a gun. People are in a state of agitated panic with fear as the base emotion. Frightened people will act in very unpredictable ways.

To the People of Sacramento

California, your state government is corrupt and inept. Many feel that Gov. Brown is exploiting this situation for political gain. You cannot trust your local and state authorities to ensure that you can exit the area if need be.  If I were in Sacramento, I would leave today, Monday morning. Do not wait for the authorities to make a decision. They need to drop the water levels by an estimated 50 feet to save one of the two spillways. That is not likely to happen with a new storm coming in on Wednesday. I have a question for you Sacremento. Look at your rush hour traffic and multiple it by a factor 0f 100. If it took 5 hours and the local areas above you, and they are not, as of yet, fully evacuated, how long would it take to evacuate your city with a rushing wall water coming at you? And remember, you can only evaucate in one direction.

President Trump is powerless to help because he has to be invited in. And Jerry Brown is displaying no sense of urgency.

Sacremento, you are on your own.




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  1. Liz February 13, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Praying for the people in its path.

  2. Michael Gunnells February 13, 2017 at 6:13 am

    It’s amazing to me that no one seemed to be prepared to evacuate. I live in the southeast, and I knew about this potential disaster for a week. I would have gathered valuables, food, water, and camping gear by the door, filled my vehicle with fuel, and been ready to go at a moments notice. I was watching the coverage last night just shaking my head in disbelief that these people were taken by surprise. Heck, I will top off my fuel tanks if a strong storm system is predicted to come through.

  3. Coaster February 13, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Of course Gov. Brown and his ilk would like nothing better than for a major catastrophe to occur so he could blame it on whomever; most likely on Trump, and in his mind and in the mind of progressives obtain some political traction. As the libtards believe, what are a few lives when I can solidify my support and implement the obsurd leftist policies I want.
    No doubt this could be the first action of the Globalist agenda to start reducing the population of the USA and the world.

  4. Rob February 13, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Smells like a false flag. they knew of the repairs months ago. This didn’t happen overnight.

  5. vn February 13, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Neglecting repairs on on the spillway is criminal. The authorities knew years in advance that repairs were needed yet did nothing! Agenda 21 in force.

  6. Craig Mouldey February 13, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Trump is going to have to send in the marines to get Brown and his gaggle of criminals and take control of the state. I see a potential bloodbath coming.

  7. Tony G February 13, 2017 at 9:06 am

    You are correct Dave, The Stafford Act prohibits Trump from sending in Federal Aid. This happened in Katrina, the Governor at the time waited 3 days after the commencment of the disaster to call for help.

  8. gojoe February 13, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Just another false alarm. Somebody is out to make a buck on the situation. Water is going down.

  9. Mark February 13, 2017 at 10:40 am

    No one has mentioned the OTHER variable: If we experience an earthquake during this time, the Oroville Dam will be gone!

  10. James Stamulis February 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Come California wake up! Governor Brown is Illuminati scum and will sacrifice his constituents in a heartbeat especially if he thinks it will hurt Trump. I hate the politics of California but i don’t hate the people who are fellow Americans and i will pray for you as Dave Hodge and Steve Quayle are doing as we speak. You can build your home again but not if you’re dead.

  11. dakota February 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Run Gov Brown out of office for neglect of duty and accepting paycheck from the state of California.
    Derelect of duty, endangering cities, towns and state and federal bldgs. and property. Also endangering the lives and properties of California citizens.

    Fire him. He’s not doing his job. He’s sure not for the residents of California. Get him out.
    Then get Trump in to take care of this while the residents choose a new governor.
    I don’t understand why this turd, Brown, is still Governor of California. He hates California and he hates this country.
    Run him out of town. You are entitled.
    Get rid of him once and for all.

  12. joe February 13, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Hey guys, longtime resident, was born and raised in and around Oroville. My grandfather was an engineer on the dam and this was regular table talk. Some of the above information is accurate, particularly for a breach of the dam itself. Much of the sensational claims of a 100 foot wall of water are on file with call fire for that scenario, though their estimated times measured in hours are grossly exaggerated. A few important points to make are that there are actually 3 auxiliary spillways, only 1 of which is in issue at this time. It is still a danger and the 30 foot potential difference being seen in the spillways in question would be multiplied by the foot acreage of the lake. The incident was not predictable and there has been a fairly reasonable reaction to the event. Even in the flood of 97 the emergency spillways were not in use. This is not the heaviest rain nor snow the region or the lake has seen in my lifetime. There was damage to the primary spillway at a critical time as we are entering the heaviest of our rainy season. I agree with the heart of the article, that evacuation will not be ordered for Sacramento in time, however I wanted to give some more accurate information. For Sacramento the areas east of folsom and above north highlands wereally considered safe by my granddad but west sac, Natomas, and anything downtown or along the causeway would be hazardous. Hope some of this helps.

  13. Debra K February 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Isn’t the Feather River one of the last remaining Gold producing rivers?? What’s going on with the Gold mines in the evacuated area?? How will this effect the Gold Markets? The economy?? These are the Bigger questions that everyone is ignoring!

  14. cletus February 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm
  15. Vietkonggook February 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    California’s abomination and perversion are now turning to curses .

  16. […] Friend of the Hagmann Report, Dave Hodges, host of The Common Sense Show, penned an article about the pending disaster in North-Central California.  It is linked here. […]

  17. Lorelei Vision February 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Sacramento is the state capital of California. The far left wants to secede from the USA and form their own nation. Many of the leftist loons live in Southern California and San Francisco, wouldn’t they wish to move their new capital to one of their progressive bastions of lunacy like Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco? Wouldn’t it be easier to justify IF Sacramento were to somehow Disappear or be left in Ruins?

  18. Mark Timothy February 13, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    How are the spillways which are on top of bedrock going to “collapse” The water may totally scupper the concrete but then it just becomes rock channel, like the bottom of the river itself. And how is the integrity of the dam itself connected to the condition of the outflow channel?

  19. […] Governor Brown: Evacuate Sacremento or One Million Could Die From Oroville Dam […]

  20. frank February 14, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Dave maybe this is God’s way of shaking that evil fruit that seems to grow so plentiful in the state of Cali. Maybe I’m just getting disgustedly cynical in my old age. But after the way California in particular has responded to the election results to this day and its getting worse, I’m getting to the point where I’d like to see the opportunity to buy ocean front property in Arizona. All that being said its sad to think it could take a tragedy of this magnitude to give the citizens of California a worse nightmare to deal with than Donald Trump being president.

  21. Greg Torchia February 14, 2017 at 4:00 am

    It’s God showing you who is the boss Gerry he doesn’t really like Marx’s communist people that don’t believe in God what do you think about that El Presidente

  22. Greg Torchia February 14, 2017 at 4:01 am

    It’s God showing you who is the boss Gerry he doesn’t really like Marxist’s communist people that don’t believe in God what do you think about that El Presidente

  23. Mike Baker February 14, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Well if the worst happens they will blame climate change – the get out of jail free card – and all the dopes on the left will agree that Brown was perfect but because the GOP does not believe in the junk science of climate change its their fault. So sad the day and age we live in.

  24. Melissa Costa February 14, 2017 at 5:57 am

    I was surprised at the number of campers I saw underwater in the photographs posted today . It seems to me that that would be the most obvious thing to fill with important valuables, food, water, and other gear needed to survive several weeks of evacuation . Why didn’t they take the campers? Why didn’t they feel schoolbuses were supplies and leave with that ? If this is the way California handles upland evacuation, what will they do when an unplanned disaster hits? Praying for everyone in this situation .

  25. Melissa Costa February 14, 2017 at 5:58 am

    I was surprised at the number of campers I saw underwater in the photographs posted today . It seems to me that that would be the most obvious thing to fill with important valuables, food, water, and other gear needed to survive several weeks of evacuation . Why didn’t they take the campers? Why didn’t they fill schoolbuses were supplies and leave with that ? If this is the way California handles a planned evacuation, what will they do when an unplanned disaster hits? Praying for everyone in this situation .

  26. Kayla February 14, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Anyone who wants to throw in politics is an imbecile. More than a majority of Oroville, Marysville, Gridely, Plumas Lake & the other various surrounding areas that will be dramatically effected by this disaster ALL VOTED FOR TRUMP! So at a time in such panic, with people facing the potential of losing their homes and their livelihoods it is a DAMN SHAME you would imply that California and its residence deserve this. Maybe show more compassion, and fact check which are red counties and then keep your incredulous, unempathetic comments to YOURSELVES. Stop being so concerned with politics and pointing the finger at someone to blame and take a look at what’s more important; HUMANITY.

  27. Bob Boskey February 14, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I guess California needs bullet trains more than safe dams.

  28. pharmerdavid February 14, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Weather has been weaponized, and this is a staged attack. After every drought comes fooding, which kills and destroys faster than droughts. The Sacramento valley has been a disaster waiting to happen for decades. The crumbling levees and flood walls are not going to stop the next flood, which is apparently about to happen. This could be the worst ‘natural’ (orchestrated by evil entity) disaster in recorded history. The federal government should act, if Mr, “moonbeam” doesn’t. Hopefully this timely warning here will help alert some people to get out before it’s too late, but it looks very bleak for those who remain in the flood plain…!

  29. Nikki February 14, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    One window has been broken, and one car window has been broken. There is no fighting in the streets. There is no looting. One (small) store window was broken, but nobody went inside. Oroville is pretty deserted, excepting for a LOT of cops. I have no idea where the National Guard is. I haven’t seen any.

  30. Debbie C February 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Debra K, millions could die and you’re worried about the damn gold market? What a self-centered idiot you are!

  31. Michael Shatto February 14, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    What if what we are seeing is a brilliantly conceived and and executed plan designed to force the Federal Government to take over the control and running of California?
    Would that not be government taking care of everybody?
    Is that not the Socialist ideal of Liberal Democrats?

  32. Jane February 14, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Hey, we are here in Sacramento, Trump supporters and conservative. First of all, the information that people in the rest of the country are getting was not given to us locally until much later. Secondly, there are still a lot of people here who would love to get out of this state and are planning to that haven’t been able to yet. Good American people. And the part of California that will be affected is mostly Republican and do not support the idiots in office. We are just overrun by the large cities as far as representation goes. The most oppressive position in the nation is to be a conservative in California.

  33. Char February 14, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Our gov. Jerry Brown might be too busy making vacation tutorials on YouTube. Don’t believe me? Google it. I have no idea where he got so much time to do this when he is our current governor.

  34. erin February 15, 2017 at 12:36 am

    OMG I live 1 mile off the Arkansas River, we got flooded out twice last year, I can’t believe those who live downstream are not prepared for a flood, this is what happens when people build dams and mess with the natural curse of water…dams break when they are neglected….this is because of California’s failed politics and for all we know its was on purpose…someone did not get the needed work done to secure the dam, so where did the money go? we here in my small town had the same problem where the county vs the state did not secure the levy on the river and home where flooded, plus here there are areas that are opened up to flood to in sure down stream is not hit, my small town is up river from Little Rock and we are sacrificed to save the masses…

  35. James C February 15, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I noticed something. When the primary area affected, which is mostly conservative voters, was north of Sacramento, Brown asked for help but didn’t seem as concerned, but now that mostly liberal Sacto is potentially threatened it’s by gosh we gotta stop this flood anyway we can!

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